Former Vice President Joe Biden lied about fracking during the second presidential debate with President Trump and then went on to promise he would end the use of oil.
In a shocking statement, Biden said he never opposed fracking and President Trump was quick to pounce on the former vice president’s lie.
Biden went as far as to dare the president to show video proof of his statements critical of fracking.
.@JoeBiden: "I have never said I oppose fracking."
Biden has previously said "no new fracking" during the primary debates, but has since backed off after securing the nomination. pic.twitter.com/avmfr1JnbK
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) October 23, 2020
Social media was quick to highlight the number of times Biden pledged to get rid of fracking.
BIDEN: “I’ve never said I oppose fracking”
Narrator: he has said SEVERAL times that he would end fracking. pic.twitter.com/3kcZaAeGf4
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) October 23, 2020
It was such a significantly false statement, a major news outlet pointed it out.
Biden’s lie about fracking was so obvious even CNN’s fact check backed President Trump.
CNN fact checks Joe Biden on fracking: “Trump is correct…it's just false for Biden to say that he never said he opposed fracking”
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) October 23, 2020
Then Biden attacked the oil industry.
Joe Biden says he will "transition from the oil industry" pic.twitter.com/0TgtYhhLEZ
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 23, 2020
Launching a war on the oil industry will hurt Biden in certain states including Pennsylvania where about 370,000 workers are employed by the energy sector.
Attacking oil was such a big political mistake that the New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman acknowledged the error on CNN.
Joe Biden pledged to destroy the U.S. fossil fuel industry at last night’s debate and destroy millions of American energy jobs.
Even Maggie Haberman of the New York Times admits that will cost Biden in key states like Ohio and Pennsylvania. pic.twitter.com/gjAw4hCLKM
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) October 23, 2020
Getting rid of fracking and oil is the goal of the Green New Deal which is the basis of Biden’s energy policy.
The bottom line is Biden will say anything to get elected.
When he was running against Green New Deal supporter Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt), Biden was against fracking but now that he needs votes in Pennsylvania, he denies he said he opposed it.
Biden’s lie about fracking shows he is not trustworthy which is what you get from a 47-year career politician.