BOULDER COUNTY, CO – Joe Biden traveled to Colorado to survey the damage from the wildfires last week that brought devastation to the area. In an effort to empathize with the victims, he decided to tell an exaggerated story of how his house was struck by lightning once and almost burned down completely.
Last week 100 mph winds stirred up a wildfire that damaged more than 1,000 homes in Boulder County and surrounding areas. Many residents are still dealing with the damage and figuring out how to rebuild and where to go from here.
Biden wanted to offer them some comfort by telling a story of how he almost lost his home because it was struck by lightning.
Objective reporting for the educated American.
“Jill and I have not gone through what you’ve gone through, but we have had lightning strike our home and almost lose our home, and uh, we uh, only lost about 25% of it, but we were able to rebuild,” – Joe Biden.
This isn’t the first time Biden has told this story. In November, he also described it during a stop in Woodstock, New Hampshire.
“And I know, having had a house burn down with my wife in it, she got out safely, God willing, but having a significant portion of it burn, I could tell 10 minutes makes a hell of a difference. It makes a big difference,” – Joe Biden.
The real story is that in 2004 lightning struck Biden’s home causing a small kitchen fire that was put out within 20 minutes.
“We had a house burn down with my wife in it. She got out safely. A small fire that was contained to the kitchen….Jill reported the fire…The fire was under control in 20 minutes.” – 2004 AP News Report
And of course, he couldn’t pass up the opportunity to use the wildfires to push his climate crisis and Build back Better agendas.
You know the mantra of the left, never let a tragedy go to waste…
This piece was written by Zach Heilman on January 8, 2022. It originally appeared in RedVoiceMedia.com and is used by permission.
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