On Wednesday morning, former Vice President Joe Biden went on “CBS This Morning” and made a bizarre claim about former President Barack Obama: He said he didn’t even have “a hint of scandal.”
The hosts asked him about the relationship he had with President Obama, and he responded by saying he has never known any president with so much “integrity.”
“I’ve served with eight presidents, and I’ve gotten to know four of them very well. I’ve never met any president that has more character, more integrity and more backbone than this guy does. … And eight years, not a hint, not a hint of scandal.”
Well Mr. Biden, have I got a list for you. Here are some of the scandals that occurred under Obama’s watch:
Obama’s first secretary of state created a private email server. Hillary Clinton used the privately owned server instead of her government email during her four years under the Obama administration.
The ATF under Obama lost around 1,400 guns after it tried to track them to Mexican drug cartels. Two of the guns were found at the scene of the shooting of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) targeted conservative opponents during the application process to become tax exempt by putting them through intense scrutiny. Two hundred ninety-six applications from conservative nonprofit groups were flagged, including 75 that had “tea party” or “patriot” in their names.
Chris Stevens, the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, and three others were killed during a U.S. diplomatic attack. Initially, the Obama administration claimed the attack was not a terrorist attack but, instead, was triggered by a reaction to an anti-Muslim film. However, emails later revealed they knew it was a premeditated terror attack.
Over 40 U.S. veterans died because they were waiting to be seen by doctors at a Phoenix VA facility. According to a report, 1,700 veterans were forced to wait months to be seen.
“Not a hint, not a hint of scandal,” he said.