CLAIM: Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden falsely claimed at an ABC News town hall event in Pittsburgh that the Boilermakers union in Pennsylvania has endorsed him against President Trump.
VERDICT: FALSE. The Boilermakers Local 154 union, in a letter issued last month, endorsed Trump for re-election over Biden.
Biden was asked by ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos about his support for ending fracking. In response, Biden falsely claimed that the Boilermakers Local 154 union endorsed him, though they endorsed Trump for president.
The exchange went as follows:
Stephanopoulos: You said you don’t want to ban fracking. As you know, it’s an important issue here in Pennsylvania. Not everyone buys your denial. A member of the Boilermakers Local 154 Shawn Steffee was quoted in the New York Times today saying ‘You can’t have it both ways,’ he says ‘You can’t meet your goals to end fossil fuels without ending fracking.’ What do