President Joe Biden was caught in another lie this week. Earlier today, he was caught in a lie about his child detention camps at the U.S. border with Mexico. Now, it turns out his heartfelt stories about his mother, Amtrak and a conductor he had befriended were also full of lies.
When I became Vice President, one of the Capitol Hill newspapers estimated that I had taken more than 7,000 round trips in Amtrak over my career. I think that’s an exaggeration. I’m going to rely on those two conductors that, Mr. Weaver will remember. One of them was a guy named Angelo Negri. Angelo, there was an article I guess my fourth or fifth year as vice president, saying, “Biden travels 1,300,000 miles on Air Force One.” The Secret Service didn’t like it, but I used to like to take the train home. My mom was sick and I’d try to come home almost every weekend as vice-president to see her. I was getting on the train and Angelo Negri came up and he goes, “Joey, baby.” He grabbed my cheek and started to squeeze it like he always did.
He said, “Joey, what’s the big deal? A 1,200,000, 300,000 miles on Air Force Two. You know how many miles you’ve traveled on Amtrak?”
He gave me the calculation and he said, “You traveled 1,515,000 miles on Amtrak.” The fact is I’d probably take Angelo’s word before I took the word of what the article said. But the point is, in the process, as Conductor Weaver will tell you, Amtrak became my family. I literally, literally every single day that I was in the United States Senate got either the 7:28, it became the 7:32 and, or and got home on, if I got lucky I got the Metro, the last one left at 6:00 or I got the 7:30 coming home. You get to know everybody. You get to know the folks.Joe Biden – Rev.com
Fox News Reported that the very foundation of Biden’s story was a lie.
“However, a few elements of the story seemed out of place. Biden entered the fourth year of his term as vice president around 2013, and Negri’s obituary states he retired from Amtrak in 1993, while Biden was still a senator. Meanwhile, Biden’s mother, Catherine Eugenia Finnegan, died in 2010,” Fox News reported.
Biden served as Vice President from January 20, 2009 until January 20, 2017.