Delaware lost its only auto plants while Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden was in the United States Senate, representing the state, and serving as vice president in the Obama administration.
During a speech in Toledo, Ohio, on Monday, Biden mentioned how Chrysler and General Motors (GM) plants in Delaware had closed after the state had once been a leader in American auto manufacturing. Biden said:
My state used to have the largest percentage of automotive workers of any state in the nation because we had a small population and the largest General Motors and the largest Chrysler plant outside of Michigan and Ohio. And I saw, I saw what happened when we got hit very hard. We lost both those plants.
Unmentioned in the speech was Biden’s direct role in each of the plant closures.
In November 1993, Biden delivered a speech on the Senate floor supporting