Biden Gets Fact-Checked After Claiming That Trump Is Lying About Him Wanting To Ban Fracking

[Image source: CBS News video screenshots. Swamp Drain compilation].

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:

Steve Guest, GOP rapid response director, put posted a video compilation showing Joe Biden has said he would in fact, ban fracking:

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.”

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.

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