Biden Falsely Claims Obama Gave 18,000 People Clemency, Was Actually Less Than 2,000

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Joe Biden appeared to have his facts way off regarding the Obama administration’s record on granted clemency during the NBC town hall Monday night.

Biden was on the defensive during an exchange with town hall moderator Lester Holt, who pressed the Democratic nominee about his criminal justice record, invoking the inaction when Democrats controlled the White House and both chambers of Congress while President Trump signed the First Step Act into law.

“[Trump] points to the Criminal Justice Reform Bill. As you and Barack Obama served at a time when you had both houses of Congress and still couldn’t get some of these things done,” Holt said.

“Yeah we did,” Biden pushed back. “We led- 18,000 people got clemency.”

Well, analysis from The Federalist shows that Biden’s estimate was off by nearly 90 percent.

Read more at Fox News.



  1. He’s always confused with Zeros in the numbers: 220,000,000 Americans died from Covid-19. Those Zero numbers are just such a confusing thing!


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