Biden Draws Criticism for Comments on US Children

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – On April 24, President Joe Biden received a significant amount of criticism for alleging that American children across the US were the responsibility of the entire nation to raise and not just their families.

During an event in the White House Rose Garden paying tribute to the teachers of the year across the nation, Biden quoted a former teacher saying that “there is no such thing as someone else’s child,” and that the children in the US belong to everyone. According to Fox News, this statement led to a lot of criticism, as some people took Biden’s comments to mean that he was suggesting that the Democratic party owned the children of parents across the U.S.

Fox News reported that one critic drew a comparison between Biden’s statements and a book by former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The critic referred to the work, “It Takes a Village” as “nonsense.” They proceeded to note that much like Senator Bob Dole had said nearly three decades ago, a family and not a village is required to raise a child.

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., also argued that Biden was completely incorrect in his statement, according to the outlet.

At the same time, the 1776 Project PAC wrote that “The left” thinks they “own your kids.”

The outlet noted that another critic took a more direct approach, writing, “Sorry but Hunter’s on you.” This was a reference to Biden’s son, Hunter Biden who previously dealt with drug addiction is now facing federal investigations over his business dealings.

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