Joe Biden Draws Criticism From Opponents After Claiming To Be VP During 2017 Parkland Shooting
By Fox News // August 11, 2019
BIDEN: those kids in Parkland came up to see me when I was vice president
The Parkland shooting happened more than a year after Joe Biden left office. This is one of two different times today he claimed he met with survivors of it "when I was Vice President." pic.twitter.com/EAyMyCsLSq
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) August 10, 2019
(FOX NEWS) – Joe Biden slipped up once again on the campaign trail Saturday, saying he was vice president at the time of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., adding to the number of mishaps that have drawn mockery from his opponents.
The 76-year-old Biden, who left the vice presidency in 2017, was talking about gun violence with reporters in Iowa when he said that “those kids in Parkland came up to see me when I was vice president” after the shooting that left 14 students and three educators dead.
A campaign official told Bloomberg that Biden was thinking of the December 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. that left 20 young children and six staff members dead.
The gaffe is the latest in a string of blunders that has dogged the 2020 Democratic frontrunner.
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NEW: Joe Biden said he was vice president when the deadly high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, took place. Except, it happened in 2018, two years after he left office — the latest gaffe by the Democratic presidential front-runner.https://t.co/QiWHMCI8uo
— Emma Kinery (@EmmaKinery) August 10, 2019
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