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During the debate, Joe Biden claimed that he has never opposed fracking.
Specifically, Joe Biden said:
I have never said I oppose fracking.
Biden then challenged President Trump to "show the video!"
Well, here's the awkward part, President Trump showed the video during his last rally in Pennsylvania!
Democrats and their allies in the media like to call President Trump a "liar."
But Biden appeared to lie directly to the American people.
He claimed that he never opposed fracking and even challenged Trump to prove it!
See the stunning claim from Biden:
Fortunately, there's a wide range of evidence that Joe Biden doesn't support fracking.
Here is just a sample of all the times that Biden has spoken out against fracking:
If Biden isn't against fracking, then why are vulnerable Democrats distancing themselves from him?
According to the Washington Free Beacon, a New Mexico Democrat has distanced herself from Biden because of his fracking policies:
A vulnerable New Mexico Democrat campaigning as an advocate for the energy industry in an oil-rich district is scrambling to separate herself from presidential nominee Joe Biden and her past anti-oil activism.
Rep. Xochitl Torres Small (D., N.M.) has repeatedly tried to reassure constituents in New Mexico of her support for the oil and natural gas industry. Biden and vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris have not made the job any easier, as both expressed support for fracking restrictions in the Democratic primary before walking back those positions in the general election campaign. Torres Small has her own history of campaigning to shut down fossil fuels and boost alternative energies.
In 2008, Torres Small participated in an anti-oil industry protest with approximately a dozen residents of New Mexico in support of then-U.S. Senate candidate Tom Udall (D.). She called for resistance to "Big Oil" and an increase in alternative energies in response to spiking gas prices.
"We're here fighting Big Oil and supporting someone who is not only against high gas prices, but is in favor of alternative energies," Torres Small, 23 years old at the time, told a reporter for the Las Cruces Sun-News. "Say no to Big Oil. Say yes to jobs," the group Torres Small was part of chanted.
Torres Small's campaign said the quote no longer reflects where the congresswoman stands on the issue of fracking.
"Rep. Torres Small's record is clear, she has stood up to her party and opposed its efforts to ban fracking and cut oil and gas workers out of COVID-19 relief," the Torres Small campaign told the Washington Free Beacon. "Her actions speak much more loudly than a completely out of context quote about the high cost of gasoline from when she was 23."
Torres Small's support for fracking while in Congress stands in opposition to many elements inside the Democratic Party. In February, she opposed a ban on fracking introduced by New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D.).
"I’ve consistently opposed a fracking ban because if we shut down oil and gas drilling in New Mexico today, we’d have to shut down our schools tomorrow," she said in a statement.
Torres Small's stated support for fracking puts her at odds with the top of the Democratic ticket.
Joe Biden has changed his position multiple times over the course of the campaign regarding fracking. He told a climate-change activist he would "love to" ban fracking in December and told another voter in January that he agreed with a call to end fracking. In a March primary debate, he said there would be "no ability for the oil industry to continue to drill, period." He also said he favored banning all fracking, although his campaign later said he misspoke.
Kamala Harris also said there was "no question" she favored banning fracking during the Democratic primary, before reversing herself after being selected as Biden's running mate.
By appearing to lie, Joe Biden proved that he is a typical politician.
Trump has kept his promises.
But Joe Biden has appeared to flip flop on topic after topic.
Even worse, he appeared to lie on the issues, such as fracking, that matter the most to voters!