During a campaign speech in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Monday, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden claimed, “I am not banning fracking. Let me say again: I am not banning fracking. No matter how many times Donald Trump lies about me.”
Biden’s statement is mostly false as he has promised to ban fracking, repeatedly, along with his running mate, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA).
Joe Biden’s remarks on Monday in Pennsylvania:
Biden discusses his energy plan: "I am not banning fracking. Let me say that again: I am not banning fracking. No matter how many times Donald Trump lies about me." https://t.co/LBywpukq9G pic.twitter.com/B5QXkBoQbt
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 31, 2020
Steve Guest, GOP rapid response director, put posted a video compilation showing Joe Biden has said he would in fact, ban fracking:
Roll the tape!
Joe Biden wants to eliminate fracking. pic.twitter.com/XishCd77zh
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) August 31, 2020
During the second Democratic Party presidential primary debate on July 31, 2019, in Detroit, Michigan, Biden promised to ban fracking.
CNN’s Dana Bash asked Biden directly: “Thank you, Mr. Vice President. Just to clarify, would there be any place for fossil fuels, including coal and fracking, in a Biden administration?” she had asked.
Biden responded: “No, we would– we would work it out. We would make sure it’s eliminated and no more subsidies for either one of those, either– any fossil fuel.”
Joe Biden's running mate, Kamala Harris said: "There's no question I'm in favor of banning fracking."pic.twitter.com/bM9c0vhg9Z
— Abigail Marone (@abigailmarone) August 31, 2020
Biden later tried to backtrack, telling Philadelphia-area ABC affiliate WNEP in July: “Fracking is not going to be on the chopping block.”
It’s not Donald Trump that told voters Biden was against fracking. Biden told voters himself, Breitbart noted.
How long before the Washington Post scrubs this?
"Biden indicates from the debate stage that he would ban all fracking" pic.twitter.com/TNv6vZa6nG
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) August 31, 2020