Joe Biden lied about my dad being drunk in crash that killed his wife and daughter… he’s got a nerve calling out Trump
Biden has made several public references to Curtis “allegedly” being drunk when his truck-trailer and another car collided, tragically killing the politician’s first wife Neilia, 30 and their one-year-old daughter, Naomi, in December 1972. The incident left Biden heartbroken.
The couple’s other children, Beau and Hunter Biden, aged four and three at the time, were also seriously injured but survived the crash.
“A tractor-trailer, a guy who allegedly – and I never pursued it – drank his lunch instead of eating his lunch, broadsided my family and killed my wife instantly and killed my daughter instantly and hospitalized my two sons,” Biden told a crowd in 2007.
In 2001, the week following the September 11 attacks, Biden delivered a speech at the University of Delaware to a crowd of more than 2,700.
He told them not to be afraid and that he felt for the people who had received a call saying their loved ones were dead, just like that, there in the morning, now gone forever, Politico reports.
Once, he said, he had gotten that call.
“It was an errant driver who stopped to drink instead of drive and hit – a tractor-trailer – hit my children and my wife and killed them,” he said.
Delaware Superior Court Judge Jerome O. Herlihy, who oversaw the police investigation as chief prosecutor, said there was no evidence supporting Biden’s claim and Dunn was cleared of any wrongdoing.
“The rumor about alcohol being involved by either party, especially the truck driver (Dunn), is incorrect,” Herlihy said in 2008.
One of Dunn’s seven children, Pamela Dunn Hamill, previously told CBS that Biden called her the following year and “apologized for hurting my family in any way.”
“So we accepted that – and kind of end of story from there,” she said in 2009.