Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed on Friday that the Obama administration was “scandal free.”
During an appearance on ABC’s “The View,” Biden was on the show to discuss his 2020 presidential run and the policies he will support.
At one point during a segment, Biden said that he was very proud that he and former President Barack Obama had never experienced a “single whisper of scandal” while they were in office from 2008 to 2016.
I’m incredibly proud to have served with him. The thing I’m proudest of is we were each in a different part of the country and we were each talking to groups of people that were being televised,” Biden said.
He added: “Purely coincidentally we said the same thing. We were asked what are you proudest of from your administration? You know what I said — he said the same thing as I did. No one single whisper of scandal. That’s because of Barack Obama.”
This has been a common talking point among Democrats and liberal talking heads in the media for quite some time.
In 2018, Obama himself declared his presidency was free from scandal.
“I didn’t have scandals, which seems like it shouldn’t be something you brag about,” Obama said.
There are obviously a number of issues with Biden’s comments, primarily given his assertion was a complete lie.
Here are 15 Obama scandals that Biden apparently forgot:
- BENGHAZI – 4 Americans killed, countless others affected.
- IRS SCANDAL – The IRS intentionally targeting conservative organizations.
- FAST & FURIOUS – The illegal sale of guns to drug dealers, resulting in the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
- HILLARY’S EMAILS – The former Secretary of State’s mishandling of classified information.
- BOWE BERGDAHL – Released for five Taliban prisoners under suspicious circumstances.
- IRANIAN PRISONER SWAP for $400 million cash payment.
- HILLARY PAY TO PLAY during her tenure at the State Department
- VETERANS ADMINISTRATION – Long wait times and poor conditions that resulted in the deaths of countless veterans.
- LORETTA LYNCH and her tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton.
- UNMASKING of private American citizens for political purposes.
- SOLYNDRA- The funneling of funds by Obama administration to private companies.
- SECRET SERVICE prostitution scandals during presidential overseas trips.
- HURRICANE SANDY relief funds that never found their way to New York and New Jersey.
- OBAMACARE WEBSITE that cost over $600 million and didn’t work.
- VETERANS AFFAIRS – Over 40 U.S. veterans died because they were waiting to be seen by doctors at a Phoenix VA facility. According to a report, 1,700 veterans were forced to wait months to be seen.
These 15 examples, and there are certainly others that weren’t mentioned, shows that Obama was far from “scandal free.”
It is also quite amazing that Biden, with a straight face, claimed that Obama’s administration did not have a single scandal.