Biden Caught Lying about His 'First Job,' Company Says They 'Have No Record'
Idaho lumber co Boise Cascade responds after Democrat claims they offered him a job
An Idaho company has responded after Democrat Joe Biden claimed they gave him his "first job offer."
Boise Cascade spoke out Monday after Biden told a tale about them offering him work during a press conference while visiting the state.
However, the company disputed Biden's claims saying their records indicate they have never even been in contact with Biden.
The lumber firm says they "have no record" of Biden ever applying for work there, let alone being offered a job.
While speaking in Idaho, Biden recalled a story about the state.
He claimed to have shared the story with a former Idaho Democrat Senate colleague, the late Sen. Frank Church, as he wanted to move to Idaho to accept the job.
"I used to tell Frank Church this, I got a — my first job offer, where I wanted — my wife, deceased wife and I, wanted to move to Idaho because we — not a joke — it's such a beautiful, beautiful state," Biden said.
"And I interviewed for a job at Boise Cascade."
"And in the meantime, there was a war going on, anyway," he continued.
"But the whole point was that I used to always kid Frank."
Boise Cascade, a publicly-traded lumber company that generates billions of dollars in annual revenue, told the New York Post the company does not have any record of Biden applying for a job with the company, let alone an interview or job offer.
"We have no record of President Biden's application or of him having worked for the company," Boise Cascade spokeswoman Lisa Tschampl said.
"We checked our system internally, and nothing has turned up."
Tschampl qualified, however, that some records may have been lost over the last half-century.
"We had a diverse portfolio in the '60s and early '70s ... so my guess is any records have been purged or transferred for the businesses/projects we are no longer involved in," she explained.
"I would not want to speculate about what type of role he may have applied for in 1972.
"Today we are a wood products manufacturer and wholesale distributor of building materials."
As the Post notes, it's not immediately clear where an Idaho move — let alone being offered a job in Idaho — fits in Biden's career.
Biden married his first wife, the late Neilia, in 1966, and graduated from the Syracuse University Law School — a degree that typically requires three years to complete — in 1968.
Upon graduating, Biden worked as a public defender and law clerk in Delaware before running for the New Castle County Council in 1970.
Biden then ran for the U.S. Senate two years later, winning the election to become one of the youngest U.S. senators in American history at the age of 30 years and 44 days.
Biden remained in the Senate until he became vice president in 2009.