(LAW & CRIME) In an effort to confront the challenges presented by coronavirus global pandemic, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden hosted a “virtual town hall” on Friday that was streamed on Facebook Live. While the town hall was a technical disaster, rife with a cascading series of visual and audio problems, a more pressing concern for the former vice president’s campaign was the false claim that he sponsored the Endangered Species Act of 1973.
Just before Biden wrapped up the virtual town hall, the final caller of the event asked the Democratic presidential frontrunner if he supported the Endangered Species Act and if he would support legislation to ban trophy hunting imports.
After saying he supported both measures, Biden then tried to further bolster his animal rights credentials with the aforementioned false claim.
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