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Nancy Pelosi Lauds Joe Biden as a Father—But Forgets to Mention Hunter

By CNSNews.com Staff | March 5, 2021 | 2:01pm EST
(Photo by Theresa Kroeger/Getty Images for World Food Program USA)
(Photo by Theresa Kroeger/Getty Images for World Food Program USA)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) lauded President Joe Biden as an exemplary father while introducing his virtual appearance at a House Democratic caucus meeting on March 3—but forgot to mention Biden’s son, Hunter Biden.

“On another front, I want to tell you about Joe Biden: the Joe Biden I've seen with parents of victims of gun violence, listening to them and offering them the empathy, grace and courage that he can give them as someone with a terrible understanding of a father who has shared their experience,” Pelosi said.

“Continuing on the family front, Jill and Joe Biden have taken their experience as a boost to our family to help ensure that service members, military families, and veterans have their service respected, the support that they need and the benefits they have earned,” said Pelosi. 

“He is our Commander in Chief,” she said. “And Joe Biden is the first president in 40 years to have a son who served in a war. He knows what it's like for military families of those who are deployed. He knows the role that our hidden heroes and caregivers have for returning veterans. And he's so proud of Beau.”

Joe Biden had three children by his first wife, Neilia, who died in a car accident in 1972. One of the Bidens’ children, one-year-old Naomi, also died in that accident.  Sons Hunter and Beau, who were two and three at the time, survived. Beau, who became attorney general of Delaware, died of brain cancer in 2015. Biden married his second wife, Jill, in 1977. They had a daughter, Ashley, in 1981.

Here is a transcript of the part of Pelosi’s introduction of President Biden where she talks about him as a father:

“On another front, I want to tell you about Joe Biden: the Joe Biden I've seen with parents of victims of gun violence, listening to them and offering them the empathy, grace and courage that he can give them as someone with a terrible understanding of a father who has shared their experience. 

“Continuing on the family front, Jill and Joe Biden have taken their experience as a boost to our family to help ensure that service members, military families, and veterans have their service respected, the support that they need and the benefits they have earned. He is our Commander in Chief. And Joe Biden is the first president in 40 years to have a son who served in a war. He knows what it's like for military families of those who are deployed. He knows the role that our hidden heroes and caregivers have for returning veterans. And he's so proud of Beau. He's concerned about other veterans who have suffered from cancer. Many after being exposed to toxins in the burn pits of Iraq.  That is just one reason for his enthusiasm for the Cancer Moonshot, demonstrated as recently as today by a bipartisan meeting on cancer at the White House.”

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