Joe Biden Claims He Could Not Afford Child Care as a U.S. Senator
CLAIM: President Joe Biden claimed that he “could not afford child care … as a United States Senator” in 1973.
VERDICT: PROBABLY FALSE. Biden was a high earner and his sister, Valerie, moved in to take care of his two sons.
Biden told House Democrats Friday at their annual retreat that after his wife and daughter were killed in a car accident shortly after he was elected to the U.S. Senate, he commuted daily between Wilmington, Delaware, and Washington, DC, because he could not afford the cost of child care....