President Biden claims with no evidence, that he stood at Ground Zero the day after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to view the devastation during his 2023 remarks on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
This comes despite the fact that records indicate he was in Washington, D.C. on that day, as Fox News reported.
"Ground Zero in New York — I remember standing there the next day and looking at the building. I felt like I was looking through the gates of Hell, it looked so devastating because the way you could — from where you could stand," Biden said during his speech at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska marking the devastating acts of terrorism 22 years ago.
C-SPAN's coverage of the events in the United States Senate on September 12, 2001 revealed that Biden delivered a statement on the Senate floor while he was in Washington, D.C.
According to the records, the Senate met in the morning, then in the afternoon, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET), a confidential briefing was held for all senators.
According to the records, Biden also took part in a vote that afternoon on a resolution condemning the terrorist atrocities that had taken place earlier. The Democratic Party appointed Biden as the resolution's manager.
According to a report by The New York Post, Biden contradicted his own claim in his memoirs documenting his actions after the attacks, in the section entitled "After the Attacks."
In his book, Biden writes that on September 12, he "headed back to the Capitol," but he makes no mention of going to Ground Zero on that day.
The story also cited a Gannett News Wire article dated September 12, 2001, which stated that "Delaware Sen. Joe Biden spent Wednesday exactly where he wanted — in the U.S. Senate."
Fox News Digital reached out to the White House for comment, but in response, the White House pointed to Biden's visit to Ground Zero on September 20, 2001, and it did not react to queries regarding his claim that he was there on September 12, 2001.
This allegation was made by Biden at a time when he is under fire from the families of 9/11 victims for not visiting any of the attack sites on Monday and for celebrating the anniversary of the attacks with a speech in Alaska.
As a result of the move, he is the first President of the United States in the past 22 years who has not spent the day either at the White House or at the location of an attack.
After traveling to India and Vietnam, Biden made a pit stop in Alaska on his way back home.
A number of government figures, including Vice President Kamala Harris, were in New York City to take part in events being held at the National September 11 Memorial.