At the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held in Orlando, Florida, Republican leaders made a series of false and inaccurate claims about President Biden, Ukraine, the FBI, and minors. These claims were intended to paint President Biden and his administration in a negative light and to distract from the successes of the Biden administration. Here, we will take a closer look at each of these claims and provide a fact-based assessment of their accuracy.
Regarding President Biden and Ukraine, former President Trump and Republican Senator Josh Hawley both falsely accused President Biden of using his influence to get an investigation into his son, Hunter Biden, dropped by Ukraine. However, the investigation was dropped in 2019, before President Biden took office. Furthermore, there is no evidence that President Biden ever used his influence to get the investigation dropped.
Regarding the FBI, Republicans at CPAC falsely accused the agency of being biased against President Trump and his supporters. The FBI is an apolitical agency, and investigations without bias. Furthermore, the FBI was responsible for uncovering and arresting several individuals who were involved in the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6th, 2021, which was organized by Trump supporters.
Finally, Republicans at CPAC falsely accused President Biden of promoting policies that would encourage minors to take part in adult activities. However, President Biden has not proposed any such policy, and the Biden administration has taken several steps to protect minors, such as expanding access to health care and increasing funding for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
In conclusion, the false and inaccurate claims made by Republican leaders at CPAC are not based in fact. President Biden has not used his influence to get an investigation dropped in Ukraine, the FBI is an apolitical agency and has acted swiftly to protect the Capitol, and President Biden has taken several steps to protect minors. These claims should be disregarded and the public should focus instead on the successes of the Biden administration.