Did Joe Biden Award His Uncle a Purple Heart During Vice Presidency?

Posted on AllSides December 19th, 2022
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U.S. President Joe Biden is an inveterate storyteller, but more than once has misstated the facts during the course of his stories and speeches, a pattern for which he has been criticized. A particular claim that he made in December 2022 pertaining to his own family appears to follow that pattern. On Dec. 16, during remarks he made at the Delaware Veterans Summit and PACT Act Town Hall, he said he gave his uncle Frank Biden a Purple Heart medal after becoming vice president in 2008.  

The Purple Heart is a medal awarded to serving members...

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