Just a few weeks after making the same error during talks in Colorado, President Biden misrepresented the loss of his son Beau Biden in Iraq once more.
According to a report by The Washington Times, the assertion was made by Biden accidentally while he was speaking in Florida on Tuesday. He started by equating the current conflict with the war in Iraq and attributing the rising inflation to it.
“Inflation is a worldwide problem right now because of the war in Iraq and the impact on oil and what Russia is doing, excuse me the war in Ukraine,” Biden said. “I’m thinking of Iraq because that’s where my son died.”
The lapse in judgment highlighted Democrats’ worries about Biden’s, 79, capacity to lead the party’s ticket in 2024.
In 2015, Beau Biden, a member of the Delaware Army National Guard who received a Bronze Star for his work in Iraq between 2008 and 2009, passed away from cancer.
He received the Delaware Conspicuous Service Cross posthumously.
When approving the designation of a former training ground for the Army’s 10th Mountain division as a national monument in Colorado, Mr. Biden made a similar error.
“I say this as a father of a man who won the Bronze Star, the conspicuous service medal, and lost his life in Iraq,” Biden said at the time.
“Imagine the courage, the daring, and the genuine sacrifice — genuine sacrifice they all made,” he said, praising the storied Army unit’s heroism during World War II.
Despite the lack of evidence, Biden has stated that he thinks his son’s cancer was brought on by contact with burn pits in Iraq. Biden has been in the spotlight due to seeming lapses in memory and confusion while speaking out in public.
Late in September, Biden called for the recently-deceased member of Congress while speaking at a conference, despite her very high-profile death in a car accident just months before.
“Jackie, are you here? Where’s Jackie?” Biden wondered aloud while thanking the organizers of the meeting, which included Jackie Walorski, who tragically passed away in a headline-making car crash over the summer