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Biden mocked for saying Philly voters got him ‘across the line’ for Delaware Senate seat

Biden mocked for saying Philly voters got him 'across the line' for Delaware Senate seat

President Biden is facing yet more mockery, this time for praising Pennsylvania voters for helping him get “across the line” when he was running for a Senate seat in Delaware.

The 81-year-old president, who represented Delaware for 36 years, made the remarks during a campaign stop in Philadelphia on Sunday as he scrambled to get his re-election campaign back on track following his disastrous debate performance.

“Look, even when I was running for Senate, and each time I ran — quite frankly not a joke — Philadelphia, in particular, got me across the line,” Biden declared.

As the crowd of Philly voters applauded, the commander-in-chief doubled down on his statement.

“No, I’m not joking,” he said. “I mean it seriously, organizationally and in terms of fundraising, the whole deal.”

It wasn’t immediately clear exactly what Biden was referring to with his “whole deal” remark and he didn’t elaborate further.

Critics were quick to seize on his comments, though, pointing out on social media that Philly voters wouldn’t have been able to elect him because only Delaware residents would have been able to vote for him.

“Omg. Biden claims Philadelphia got him ‘across the line’ when he ran for Senate in Delaware,” the Libs of TikTok account tweeted.

“So Biden either: A) thinks Philadelphia is in Delaware B) thinks he was Senator of Pennsylvania C) admits he needed out of state money and resources to get elected,” another user posted on X.

Another critic chimed in: “So when he was running for the Senate in Delaware…. Philadelphia got him the votes he needed? Wow, that’s SOME ADMISSION there, Joe.”

Prior to becoming former President Barack Obama’s vice president, Biden had served as US senator for Delaware between 1973 to 2009.

The Post reached out to the White House but didn’t hear back immediately.


The Post reached out to the White House but didn’t hear back immediately.

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