Biden’s Fibs Continue Unabated and So Do the Pinocchios

Yes, Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) is a Republican, but Joe Biden apparently believes every individual Republican’s “plan,” for whatever, is “the Republican Plan.”

According to FOX News, the Washington Post has “reaffirmed a fact check from the end of April… that gave President Biden ‘Three Pinocchios’ for his assertion that Republicans want to raise taxes.”

Biden tweeted he wouldn’t allow Republicans to increase taxes “on middle class families….”

When asked by FOX News’ John Roberts why he thought Biden was misrepresenting his plan as a “Republican tax increase,” Scott said, Biden is “confused, doesn’t worry about facts.”

Roberts questioned Scott’s wording as perhaps giving Democrats a fingerhold to assert a tax increase. Sen. Scott sidestepped the question and referred Americans to, where he explains his 11-point-plan.

Scott’s plan calls for every American, including the 50 percent not currently paying taxes, to “pay some income tax to have skin in the game, even if a slam amount.” Still, by definition, this is Scott’s plan, not a Republican plan.

After White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki “reaffirmed,” Biden’s claim as “correct,” the Washington Post reported, “We will concentrate on her explanation of why Biden claimed that a ‘majority’ of Republicans back Scott’s plan.”

While Psaki quoted some Republican senators as “supporting” Scott’s plan, the WaPo fact-checker described their comments as “vague praise,” not official endorsements.

FOX reported, “Senate Minority Whip John Thune, R-S.D, said Tuesday that he does not endorse Scott’s plan and it would be a stretch for Democrats to suggest that the Republican Party was supporting the agenda.”

In other FOX News reporting, during the back-and-forth between Biden and Scott, the senator said, “Let’s be honest here. Joe Biden is unwell. He’s unfit for office. He’s incoherent, incapacitated and confused. He doesn’t know where he is half the time.”

Biden grinned and shot back, “I think the man has a problem.”

In the final analysis, regardless of any opening Scott’s possibly imprecise language may have given Democrats to criticize Scott’s plan as a “Republican tax hike,” the WaPo fact check said, “We reaffirm our rating of Three—nearly Four—Pinocchios….”

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