It’s an undeniable tragedy.
In December of 1972, Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden’s first wife Neilia and his 13 month old daughter Naomi were killed in an automobile accident.
Police determined Neilia drove into the path of a big rig truck driven by Curtis C. Dunn. Dunn’s truck overturned as he swerved to avoid the accident.
The prosecutor determined that rumors about alcohol use by either party were completely unfounded and no charges were ever filed against Dunn for the accident.
Despite this, Joe Biden referred to his wife and child being killed by a drunk driver in 2001 and in 2007 at events at the University of Delaware.
In addition, during his campaign for Vice President in 2008, Joe Biden slandered the truck driver and blamed his drinking for the accident:
Biden told the crowd, “A tractor-trailer, a guy who allegedly — and I never pursued it — drank his lunch instead of eating his lunch, broadsided my family and killed my wife instantly and killed my daughter instantly and hospitalized my two sons …”
So Biden has repeatedly said his first wife and daughter were killed by a drunk driver, when the truck driver was not drunk and “police determined that Biden’s first wife drove into the path of Dunn’s tractor-trailer”? Yeeeeesh. https://t.co/6E4wfw69VJ via @nwkpost— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) October 16, 2019
What is especially strange about the Biden fable is his history with the Dunn family (Curtis passed away in 1999) has been cordial.
Dunn’s daughter Pamela Hamill defended Biden initially and had exchanged notes.
After the incorrect version of events got into the media, Hamill called on Biden to publicly set the record straight.
Hamill said “Movies could be made about him and books could be written about him, all falsely portraying my father as a drunk driver. We need to set the record straight and clear my father’s name right now before this goes any further.”
Perhaps Joe Biden is simply misremembering the tragedy. That would be explainable.
However, the public record is clear and he maintained his story through many years.