Biden Reads Out Handlers' Notes During Bob Dole Eulogy: 'End of Message'
Democrat accidentally reads out notes in yet another gaffe on Capitol Hill
In yet another humiliating gaffe, Democrat Joe Biden accidentally read out notes from his handlers during his eulogy for the late former Sen. Bob Dole (R-KS), declaring during the event: "End of message."
Biden made the flub during his speech at the Capitol Rotunda service for Bob Dole, who passed away last weekend.
Reading off of his pre-prepared notes, Biden quoted Dole on the importance of “principles over party.”
Quoting Dole, Biden said, “‘our nation has certainly faced periods of division, but at the end of the day, we’ve always found ways to come together. We can find that unity again.’
"And the message said, end of message,” the man holding the nuclear football added.
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Here is what Biden said, according to the White House transcript:
And I quote Bob Dole:
‘I cannot pretend that I have not been a loyal champion [of] my party, but [I’ve] always served my country best when I did [it] so first and foremost as an American.’
“When we prioritize principles over party and humanity over personal legacy’ — when we do that, we ‘accomplish far more as a nation. By leading with shared faith in each other, we become America at its best.’ He went on to say, ‘a beacon of hope, a source of comfort in crisis, a shield against those who threaten freedom.’
‘Our nation has certainly faced periods of division. But at the end of the day, we have always found ways to come together. We can find that unity again.’
Biden continued, “And then the message said, end of message.”
He did not correct himself but continued speaking from his notes as he concluded the eulogy.
Biden reads a script and says “end of message” out loud at the end. pic.twitter.com/PrbxEUVa74— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) December 9, 2021
On December 5, Dole, a former U.S. Senator representing the state of Kansas who once ran for president and served as the Senate Majority Leader, passed away at 98 years of age.
He was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer earlier this year.
The latest gaffe by the elderly Democrat comes after his recent bizzare comments during a November jobs report press conference last week.
President Biden acknowledges having a cold after a reporter asks about his voice sounding different: "What I have is a 1-and-a-half-year-old grandson who had a cold who likes to kiss his pop." https://t.co/HwopZgwVMP pic.twitter.com/HN1DEAGZcF— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 3, 2021
He told Fox News reporter Peter Doocy that his toddler grandson “likes to kiss his pop, and he’d been kissing my… anyway.”