Latest True Fact-checks on Joe Biden Joe Biden stated on February 19, 2020 in comments during the February Democratic primary debate in Las Vegas: “From the moment we passed that signature legislation, Mike (Bloomberg) called it a disgrace.” Joe Biden stated on December 12, 2019 in a campaign ad: California firefighters decided "to speak out" against President Trump because his tweet about the state’s wildfires "contained so much misinformation." Joe Biden stated on May 1, 2019 in a stump speech: "I’m one of the first guys to introduce a climate change bill, way, way back in ‘87." Joe Biden stated on June 18, 2013 in a tweet from Barack Obama's Twitter feed: "Since Newtown, more people have died at the end of a gun than we have lost in Afghanistan." Joe Biden stated on October 11, 2012 in a debate in Danville, Ky.: "There's not one Democrat who endorses" the Romney-Ryan Medicare plan. Joe Biden stated on October 20, 2011 in speaking at New Hampshire’s Plymouth State University: "The median income of a middle class family went down $2,100 from 2001 to 2007." Joe Biden stated on July 18, 2010 in ABC's "This Week": "I never called for a partition" of Iraq. Joe Biden stated on February 16, 2010 in an interview on "Face the Nation": "There have been three people tried and convicted by the last administration in military courts. Two are walking the street right now." Joe Biden stated on October 2, 2008 in a debate in St. Louis, Mo.: "John McCain voted against funding the troops because of . . . a timeline in it to draw down American troops." Joe Biden stated on August 27, 2008 in a speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver: Three years ago, John McCain said, "Afghanistan — we don't read about it anymore in papers because it succeeded." Joe Biden stated on August 27, 2008 in a speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver: McCain voted 19 times against a minimum-wage increase. Joe Biden stated on August 23, 2008 in a speech in Springfield, Ill.: Says McCain once said that on "the most important issues of our day, I've been totally in agreement and support of President Bush." Joe Biden stated on December 12, 2007 in a TV ad: "When Pakistan erupted in crisis, I spoke to Musharraf before Bush did." Joe Biden stated on October 12, 2007: "First, he said he would leave residual forces in Iraq, and now he says he wouldn't." Joe Biden stated on October 15, 2007: "With one stroke of his pen, President Bush has denied health insurance to 3.8 million kids who were due to get it under this bipartisan expansion of the Children's Health Insurance Program." Joe Biden stated on August 23, 2007 in CNN/YouTube debate in Charleston, S.C.: "You know we can't just pull out now... The truth of the matter is: If we started today, it would take one year, one year to get 160,000 troops physically out of Iraq, logistically."