Fact Check: Joe Biden Claims to Have Been First Elected to the Senate 180 Years Ago

Joe Biden on Saturday claimed to have been elected to the Senate nearly two centuries ago.

Biden made the claim while addressing a conference of mayors. He addressed the conference via telelink, due to the deadly coronavirus making human interaction completely impossible.

“That’s why I’ve made it a priority my entire career to work closely with you from the time I got to the Senate 180 years ago,” he said.

For those of you who are not math experts, that would mean he joined the upper house in the year 1840. This is the wrong year. Not only was Joe Biden not in the Senate in 1840, he hadn’t even been born yet.

However, Joe Biden was telling the truth about having been in the Senate, but he was elected in 1973, not 1840.

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