In the midst of being caught in yet another lie on the campaign trail, former vice president and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden recently declared his intention to skip any future primary debates.
First, as reported by the Washington Times, Biden made the false claim that he had become a professor at the University of Pennsylvania following his vice presidency. During a virtual campaign event, Biden said that “when I left the United States Senate, I became a professor at the University of Pennsylvania.”
In actuality, he left the Senate to become Barack Obama’s vice president. Following his departure from that office, he was awarded an “honorary-professor position” at Penn, for which he was paid $900,000 even though he never actually taught a class through the position.
Subsequently, according to Politico, Biden stated during the same event that he would most likely not attend the next scheduled primary debate in April. When asked about the fact that his only remaining rival, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), vowed to attend the debate anyway, Biden said that “my focus is just dealing with this crisis right now…I think we’ve had enough debates. I think we should get on with this.”