President-elect Joe Biden’s first day as the commander-in-chief in waiting didn’t get off to a hot start, as he repeated a thoroughly debunked lie when attempting to smear President Donald Trump.
Biden was certified by Congress as the president-elect in the early morning hours on Thursday. That process was halted after a pro-Trump protest devolved into a brief incursion, as rioters roamed the halls of the Capital. Congress reconvened late Wednesday night and certified the former vice president as Trump’s successor in the White House.
Hours later, though, when introducing former Supreme Court nominee and current federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland as the next attorney general in Wilmington, Delaware, Biden repeated a false claim that Trump held a Bible upside down when visiting the burned out St. John’s Episcopal Church near the White House in June last year.
Biden, who has a propensity toward rewriting history, started off the