Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden falsely claimed Thursday that a trade union, which represents craftsmen and industrial workers, had “overwhelmingly” endorsed him.
Former Vice President Biden’s comments came during a discussion on fracking at an ABC News town hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Thursday evening. The union, Boilermakers Local 154, endorsed President Donald Trump citing the president’s energy policies, according to a Sept. 2. letter.
“The Boilermakers overwhelmingly endorse me, okay, so the Boilermakers Union has endorsed me because I sat down with them and went into great detail earlier to show their leadership exactly what I would do,” Biden said. (RELATED: Union Members Are Supporting Donald Trump Despite Unions Endorsing Joe Biden)
Biden’s claim came after ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos quoted Shawn Steffee, an executive board member of Local 154, who told the New York Times on Tuesday that Biden has “flip flopped” on fracking.
“Joe Biden and Kamala Harris want nothing to do with the fossil fuel industry,” Steffee said, according to The Times. “He’s flip flopped so many times.”
Meanwhile, John Hughes, the head of Local 154, called Trump a “true friend of the Boilermakers” in the union’s endorsement letter. Hughes said