Joe Biden is very fond of comparing the Obama/Biden administration to the Trump/Pence administration, and often boasts about how there was supposedly never a hint of scandal during the Obama/Biden years.
One of the more notable moments where he made this claim was a few days after he announced his presidential candidacy in April 2019. Biden told “The View” co-hosts and viewers that there was “not one single whisper of scandal”, which he credited President Obama for. “That’s because of Barack Obama,” he stated to applause from “The View”‘s liberal audience.
Joe Biden on his time in the White House with Obama:
"The thing I'm proudest of… not one single whisper of scandal." pic.twitter.com/rKZ5Kb5LPz
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) April 26, 2019
He’s made it often since.
This is done, of course, to appeal to middle of the road types and independent voters who have grown weary of the mostly media/Democrat-driven “scandals” of the past 3+ years.
It’s also done because Biden is well aware of the fact that most in the mainstream media won’t fact check him on his wildly false claim of the Obama/Biden administration being “scandal-free.”
The Republican National Committee, on the other hand, isn’t at all interested in giving the 2020 presumptive Democratic presidential nominee a pass on the issue.
They released a hard-hitting ad on Tuesday that reminded voters of Obama/Biden-era scandals like Benghazi, Fast and Furious, the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups, Obama’s and Biden’s “lie of the year” about Obamacare, the $400 million in cash given to the Iranian terrorist regime in exchange for four American hostages, the half a billion dollar loan to Solyndra, and the VA wait times scandal.
There were many more scandals not mentioned in the ad, including Obama’s firing of numerous inspectors general during the first year of his first term – including one who was doing an investigation into an Obama donor, and Obamagate, which is inarguably the biggest one of them all.