Falsehood #9: Biden falsely said, “The boilermakers union has endorsed me because I sat down with them and went into great detail with leadership [about] exactly what I would do.”
Biden made this false claim on October 21, 2020, during an ABC News town hall in Philadelphia.
EXPLANATION: The boilermakers union never endorsed Joe Biden. Local 154, the largest local chapter of boilermakers in the country, endorsed Trump after Biden threatened to ban fracking. Not only did Biden not receive an endorsement by them, but he never even spoke with them.
Shawn Steffee, a trustee with Boilermakers Local 154, told the Washington Free Beacon, “We had a moment of disbelief when our members started blowing our phone up because they said we flip-flopped on our endorsement… Nobody from his staff—nobody—has ever spoken with us, so I don’t know where he’s coming up with that.”
Calefati, J. (2020, October 21). No, the boilermakers union didn’t endorse Joe Biden. Politifact. Retrieved December 2, 2022, from https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2020/oct/21/joe-biden/no-boilermakers-union-didnt-endorse-joe-biden/
Kakutani, Y. (2020, October 17). Pro-Trump union blasts Biden for lying about endorsement – washington free beacon. Washington Free Beacon . Retrieved December 2, 2022, from https://www.google.com/amp/s/freebeacon.com/elections/pro-trump-union-blasts-biden-for-lying-about-endorsement/amp/
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