CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale reports:
Republican Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa, a veteran of the war in Iraq and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, falsely claimed on CNN on Wednesday that President Joe Biden has never expressed gratitude or empathy toward the American troops who have served overseas during the last two decades.
Ernst’s claim is not even close to true. Biden has thanked troops who have served in Afghanistan and Iraq over and over again — explicitly saying “thank you” and explicitly saying the nation is grateful to them and indebted to them. Biden has also spoken empathetically about the sacrifices made by these service members and their families.
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Sen. Joni Ernst said Biden has “not once” expressed gratitude or empathy to troops who’ve served in the last 20 years.
That is not close to true. Here are a bunch of examples of Biden explicitly doing what Ernst said he has never done: https://t.co/wPOiVzejzq
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) September 3, 2021
I’m pressing Joe Biden for answers on the American citizens & Afghan allies he left behind in Afghanistan. https://t.co/lLRpCikgSA
— Joni Ernst (@joniernst) September 3, 2021