Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s effort last week to dodge criticism for his position on hydraulic fracturing led to a morass of misinformation, according to members of a union who are angered that Biden falsely claimed they are supporting him.
Biden has insisted that despite past comments opposing the practice of extracting natural gas trapped between layers of rock, most commonly referred to as fracking, union leaders are lining up to support him because he has no plans to ban the practice.
“The Boilermakers overwhelmingly endorse me, OK?” Biden said Thursday at an ABC town hall event, according to Fox News. “So the Boilermakers Union has endorsed me because I sat down with them, went into great detail with leadership, exactly what I would do, number one.”
Wrong, according to two responses posted on the Trump campaign website.
“I couldn’t believe it when Joe Biden blatantly lied at a town hall right here in Pennsylvania and said he was overwhelmingly endorsed