Former Vice President Joe Bidens claim about meeting with all the families affected by the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School was challenged by the brother of one of the victims.
The shooting took place on Dec. 14, 2012. A 20-year-old man gunned down 26 people, including six adults, at the school.
Bidens campaign recently released a new video with the Democratic presidential contender saying: “The issue of gun violence has been a concern of mine for a long, long time. What really got to me though, really firsthand, was what happened up at Sandy Hook.
“I think I met with every one of the parents,” he added, “and … the families of those who were lost.”
This is a lie. Obama came to Sandy Hook and met with every family. Joe Biden DID NOT.
In fact, my family was not allowed on Air Force One because we refused to support Obama/Biden gun control efforts. https://t.co/SSIv7SpHVL
— JT Lewis (@thejtlewis) October 23, 2019
But JT Lewis, 19, whose 6-year-old brother Jesse was one of the students killed in the attack, said a Biden didnt meet with the families of the victims. President Barack Obama did, Lewis said.
“This is a lie,” Lewis wrote on Twitter, challenging Bidens claim. “Obama came to Sandy Hook and met with every family. Joe Biden DID NOT.”
“In fact, my family was not allowed on Air Force One because we refused to support Obama/Biden gun control efforts,” Lewis added.
Lewis noted that earlier this year, Biden said he was vice president when a mass shooting took place in Parkland, Florida last year. Biden left office in early 2017.
An official with Bidens campaign previously told Bloomberg that the former vice president made a mistake and was thinking about the mass shooting at Sandy Hook.
Lewis added on Oct. 24: “Joe Biden says that he experienced Sandy Hook firsthand with parents of victims and first responders. I clarified that Obama was here days after the shooting doing just that and Biden was not. In the years following the shooting he has hosted events for some in those groups.”
Joe Biden just claimed that he came to Sandy Hook after the shooting and met with every family who lost someone.
It was actually Obama who did that, NOT Joe Biden.
Biden also thought he was VP when Parkland happened. Read More – Source