Biden Accused of 'Lying' about Visiting Pittsburgh Synagogue That Was Attacked
Tree of Life leader says Biden 'did not visit' after Democrat claims he went after attack
Democrat Joe Biden has been accused of "lying" after claiming that he visited the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh after it was attacked in 2018.
The synagogue is the site where a violent extremist went on a shooting rampage and killed 11 people.
During recent remarks with Jewish leaders, Biden claimed he visited the site, later seeming to note that he was specifically talking about the attacks in Pittsburgh, which is where the synagogue is located.
"I remember spending time at the, you know, uh, going to, uh, the, uh, you know, the Tree of Life synagogue, speaking with them," Biden said.
Here’s Joe Biden talking about visiting Tree of Life synagogue after the massacre there. The executive director of the synagogue says Biden is lying — he never visited. Totally normal. pic.twitter.com/GcFjU2u50i— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) September 2, 2021
However, Barb Feige, executive director of the Tree of Life, responded by saying that Biden's claim is false.
Feige said that Biden did not visit the synagogue in the nearly three years since the anti-Semitic attack, the New York Post reported.
"In a phone interview, Feige, executive director since July 2019, said firmly that ‘no’ Biden didn’t visit, even before taking office when he had a lower public profile as a former vice president and then-Democratic presidential candidate," the Post added.
The Republican Jewish Coalition responded to Biden’s remarks by saying that Biden “flat out lied about visiting” the Tree of Life synagogue, accoridng to The Daily Wire.
RJC added, “The ultimate irony: the person who actually did visit in 2018 with members of the Jewish community? His predecessor.”
Discrepancy? You mean Joe Biden flat out lied about visiting Tree of Life synagogue.— RJC (@RJC) September 2, 2021
The ultimate irony: the person who actually did visit in 2018 with members of the Jewish community? His predecessor. https://t.co/C4pbTuqR19
Wow. Biden lies about visiting Tree of Life synagogue in the aftermath of the tragedy in call with Jewish leaders. That is not normal or ok. https://t.co/RapY3cjrf7— Matt Brooks (@mbrooksrjc) September 2, 2021
"Wow,” RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks tweeted.
"Biden lies about visiting Tree of Life synagogue in the aftermath of the tragedy in call with Jewish leaders.
"That is not normal or ok.”