This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, December 30, 2022:
Democrats who supported Joe Biden’s presidential campaign expressed outrage over revelations that a Republican congressman-elect from Long Island, New York, lied.
Rep. Joaquin Castro, a Democrat from Texas, declared that “George Santos should resign.… If he refuses, Congress should expel him.… Just about every aspect of his life appears to be a lie. We’ve seen people fudge their resume but [his] is a total fabrication.”
Castro, a far-Left member of the House (Freedom Index rating: 20 out of 100 in support of the U.S. Constitution), dug his hole even deeper:
George Santos represents more than an individual case for American democracy. If he’s allowed to serve there will be more who seek office up and down the ballot who will believe that they can completely fabricate credentials, personal features and accomplishments to win office.
[Santos is a] total fraud about academic and professional credentials, religion, sexual orientation [Santos is a homosexual], etc.
At least Santos admitted, partially anyway, to “embellishing” his credentials in order to win the district last November.
However, observers are still waiting for the current occupant of the White House to come clean over his many and continuing lies, fabrications, and falsehoods expressed repeatedly over decades as a politician.
DiscoverTheNetworks has 47 pages filled with detailed and sourced examples of the cascade of canards Biden has emitted for years. Here are just a few of the most obvious and odious:
His first wife and daughter were killed by a drunk driver:
In 1973 Biden’s wife Neilia and their three children were broadsided by a truck. Neilia died along with their daughter Naomi. His two sons, Beau and Hunter, survived and recovered from their injuries.
Here is how Biden told the story, with variations depending upon the audience. In September 2001 he said:
It was an errant driver who stopped to drink instead of drive and … hit my children and my wife and killed them.
Later on, in 2007, he retold the story in a speech at the University of Iowa:
Let me tell you a little story. I got elected when I was 29, and I got elected November the 7th .
And on Dec. 18 of that year, my wife and three kids were Christmas shopping for a Christmas tree. A tractor-trailer, a guy who allegedly — and I never pursued it — drank his lunch instead of eating his lunch, broadsided my family and killed my wife instantly, and killed my daughter instantly, and hospitalized my two sons, with what were thought to be at the time permanent, fundamental injuries.
Biden lied. Curtis Dunn, the driver who broadsided Mrs. Biden’s vehicle, was never charged with drunk driving. “The rumor [spread by Biden] about alcohol being involved by either party, especially the truck driver, is incorrect,” said Delaware Superior Court Judge Jerome Herlihy. He had worked with crash investigators, some of whom thought that Mrs. Biden had pulled out in front of Dunn’s truck without looking, giving him no time to avoid the crash.
When Dunn’s daughter, outraged at Biden’s repeat of the lie, tried to contact Biden to extract an apology, she received nothing but silence. Finally, years afterward, Biden sent her a note saying, “Please know that neither I nor my sons feel any animosity whatsoever.”
His educational background:
In 1987 when a reporter from C-SPAN asked Biden about his grades in college, Biden revealed the mean streak that he largely keeps hidden:
I think I probably have a much higher IQ than you do, I suspect.
I went to law school on a full academic scholarship, the only one in my — in my class to have a full academic scholarship.
In the first year in law school, I decided didn’t want to be in law school and ended up in the bottom two-thirds of my class, and then decided I wanted to stay, went back to law school, and in fact ended up in the top half of my class.
I won the international moot-court competition. I was the outstanding student in the political science department at the end of my year.
I graduated with three degrees from undergraduate school and 165 credits — I only needed 123 credits. And I’d be delighted to sit down and compare my IQ to yours if you’d like, Frank.
Each of these claims is a lie. Biden earned only two degrees — one in history and the other in political science — which he obtained at the University of Delaware, where he graduated 506th in his class of 688.
He attended law school on a “half-scholarship” that was based not on ability but on need, eventually graduating 76th in a class of 85.
When pressed over the lie, Biden responded: “I exaggerate when I’m angry, but I’ve never gone around telling people things that aren’t true about me.”
The Amtrak lie:
In a speech he made in New Jersey in October 2021, Biden repeated this fabrication for the fifth time:
I commuted every single day, 263 miles a day, on Amtrak from the time I got elected United States senator [1973 to 2009]. I got to know all the conductors really well, they became my friends — I mean, really, my genuine friends, I’d have them at my home for Christmas and during the summer.
And Ange [Angelo Negri] walks up to me and goes, “Joey, baby,” grabs my cheek and I thought the Secret Service was going to blow his head off.
Biden, who claims to be a Catholic, then blasphemed his Lord:
I swear to God, true story.
I said, “No, no, he’s a friend.” I said, “What’s up, Ange?” And he said, “Joey, I read in the paper you traveled 1,200,000 miles on Air Force planes.”
They laughed about it, according to Biden’s telling. But Negri’s obituary states that he retired from Amtrak in 1993, while Biden was still a senator. When this inconvenient fact was brought to his attention, Biden changed the story and made the lie even worse. The incident, he said, happened in the “fourth or fifth year” of his vice presidency, claiming more recently that it really happened in the seventh year of his tenure as VP.
Oh, yes: Biden officially celebrated flying one million miles on Air Force Two in 2015.
In still another iteration of the lie, Biden said he was traveling by train to visit his sick mother, even though she had died in 2010.
Back to Santos:
It’s likely that, since House-Speaker-to-be Keven McCarthy needs every single Republican vote he can muster on Monday to secure that position, he will remain silent until after Santos is sworn in and the vote taken. Then, expediently, McCarthy is likely to entertain a motion to sanction Santos or refer him to a House committee to investigate the matter further.
In the meantime, Santos is being investigated by law enforcement on every level — federal, state, and county — for lying about his ancestry, his education, his employment, his charity work, and his property ownership.