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Why Was Joe Biden Missing in Action on Memorial Day?

Unlike President Donald Trump, Democratic frontrunner for 2020 delivered no public remarks on our fallen heroes

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Most presidential candidates go out of their way on Memorial Day to attend or take part in events honoring America’s fallen soldiers — but not Joe Biden.

The top 2020 Democrat had no events scheduled, and in particular nothing that involved meeting with military members or visiting the graves of those who gave all.

Biden’s last campaign event before Memorial Day was in Philadelphia last Saturday.

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“I promise you this — no one, no one — is going to work longer and campaign harder to win your trust and support than this son of Catherine Eugenia and Joseph Biden!” Biden said in that speech.

Besides a few fundraisers, Biden’s campaign has been inactive since the Philly rally.

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Breitbart reached out to the Biden camp for comment but received no response.

In comparison to his fellow Democratic opponents, Breitbart reports, “Mayor Pete Buttigieg attended a Memorial Day wreath-laying ceremony and a parade in South Bend, Indiana, on Monday, and Sen. Bernie Sanders held a series of ice cream socials with voters in New Hampshire on Monday and outlined his anti-war foreign policy on Sunday.”

Biden did send out a Memorial Day tweet:

President Donald Trump delivered a Memorial Day speech Monday from the USS Wasp, stationed in Japan.

“Whether on the battlefields of Bunker Hill, on the beaches of Normandy, in the jungles of Vietnam, or in the mountains and deserts of the Middle East, brave Americans of every generation have given their last full measure of devotion in defense of our country, our liberty, and our founding ideals,” Trump said in his Memorial Day proclamation. “On Memorial Day, we humbly honor these incredible patriots and firmly renew our abiding commitment to uphold the principles for which they laid down their lives.”

“Those who rest in the hallowed grounds of our country’s national cemeteries laid their lives upon the altar of freedom,” the president continued.

“Today, as we unite in eternal gratitude for the sacrifices of these extraordinary Americans, let us also offer a prayer for lasting peace.”

These are the proper heartfelt remarks of an American president. Those seeking to become president would do well to put in the same kind of effort to remember and honor our brave fallen heroes, too.

This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission.

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