Joe Biden fondly recalls his imaginary attendance at a black church as a teen


Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden continues to claim that as a teen he took part in the civil rights movement and spent a lot of time in a black church in Wilmington where he helped organize sessions.

The only problem is key members of the Union Baptist Church have no memory of that. It seems his only involvement was to meet the church’s pastor, Rev. Otis Herring, and Biden was an adult at the time.

Herring’s longtime assistant Phyllis Drummond said flatly that Biden did not attend the church, asserting, “No. Not at our building. I think he was probably in Claymont, (Delaware) (or) in Pennsylvania then,” as The Washington Free Beacon reported. Juanita Matthew, a veteran attendee at the church, said she had no memory of Biden’s presence when he was a teenager, adding that Biden met Herring after Biden’s wife and daughter were killed in a car accident in 1972.

Maybe he attended with all his segregationist friends in the Senate.

Joe’s our own Walter Mitty.

Last year, Alana Goodman summarized six events Biden used to put himself into as a hero. Her investigative report is well worth reading on this link.

The six Ms. Goodman selected are choice:

Number 1

Biden claimed in multiple speeches in 2008 that he knew where Osama bin Laden was hiding because his helicopter had been “forced down” nearby in the mountains of Afghanistan.

He told people to come back to Afghanistan with him. He said if McCain wanted to know, he could tell him where.

The truth is he landed safely in a snowstorm near nothing.

Number 2

While running for president in 2008, Biden told the United Mine Workers that he was a coal miner.

“I hope you won’t hold it against me, but I am a hard-coal miner, anthracite coal, Scranton, Pennsylvania,” Biden said. “It’s nice to be back in coal country. It’s a different accent [in Virginia], but it’s the same deal. We were taught that our faith and our family was the only really important thing, and our faith and our family informed everything we did.”

His campaign later tried to say he was joking.

He also said his ancestors worked in coal mining and that wasn’t true.

Number 3

In 2007, Biden claimed he was “shot at” during the Iraq War while visiting the Green Zone. That wasn’t true.

Number 4

Biden met with Serbian leader Slobodan Milošević in 1993, at the height of the siege of Sarajevo. According to Biden’s book Promises to Keep, when Milošević asked what he thought about him, Biden responded: “I think you’re a damn war criminal and you should be tried as one.”

That never happened.

Number 5

In the 1970s and 1980s, Biden regularly claimed to have been an activist in the civil rights movement and said he participated in sit-ins along U.S. Route 40 in Delaware in 1961.

Again, it is provably not true.

Number 6

Biden claimed in 2009 that he spent “a lot of hours alone” with President George W. Bush and bluntly rebuked the president over his foreign policy decisions.

Biden never met alone with then-president Bush much less make those comments.

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