Joe Biden joked Thursday that he goes home to Delaware every chance he gets.
Taking the stage at a campaign-style event to promote the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure law and its $1 billion in the Great Lakes Restoration initiative, Biden joked with attendees that he takes every opportunity to visit his home state.
“Before I begin, I want to just point out, I was having — just sitting and talking with [Marcia Fudge, former Ohio Congresswoman and current director of the Department of Housing and Urban Development], and she said something that reminded me of what I miss as well. She said, ‘it’s so good to be home in Ohio.’ No, I really mean it. And I said, ‘you’re probably the only one that understands that every time I get a chance, I go home to Delaware.’ You think I’m joking. I’m not,” Biden said.
“I represented Delaware for 36 years as a United States Senator, and just like most Congressional districts, the good news is the bad news: everybody knows you,” Biden added, leaning into the microphone at his podium.
A clip of the moment was shared to Twitter by Chad Gilmartin, former Principal Assistant Press Secretary and Special Assistant to former President Donald Trump. The response from conservatives was unified.
“No one thinks he’s joking,” The Daily Wire’s Ashe Schow tweeted in response.
Omri Ceren, National Security Advisor for Senator Ted Cruz, said the same thing.
“I’m absolutely certain he’s not joking,” replied one Twitter user.
“We noticed, Joe,” added another.
“Yeah Joe, this is kind of a problem. You spent 25% of your first term in Delaware hiding in your basement and adopting pets for photo ops,” said one user.
“Jokes are usually funny,” added another.
Biden’s remark was confirmed by news reports. The New York Post reported in January that Biden spent 28% of his first year in office, totaling at least 101 days, in Delaware, almost always at his house in Wilmington or the Biden family’s vacation home in Rehoboth Beach. The Washington Examiner added that most of those trips home took place on weekends. Biden spent 26 of his 52 weekends in Delaware, the Examiner reported. He spent only 10 of his weekends at the White House.
This is an excerpt from The Daily Wire.
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