“That’s goddamn right,” the man said in response to Joe’s comment.
While there is little context regarding the remark, it is not new for Joe to act as if he were a macho man.
Conservative commentator Benny Johnson noted Biden sounded like a Mafia member.
Biden likely sees himself as some sort of Mafia-linked badass because of his family’s history with the Italian Mob.
On more than one occasion, Joe has said he “married Dominique Gioccappa’s daughter,” in reference to Jill Biden.
It appears as if Jill’s grandfather changed his name upon illegally entering the United States from Sicily, Italy in order to not cause suspicion as some of the Giacoppas were involved in the Mafia back in the old country.
Jill’s mob links could even be tied to the tragic death of Joe’s first wife who died in a car wreck amid Jill and Joe engaging in an affair.
In August, The New Yorker ran a massive piece titled, “The Untold History of the Biden Family,” that revealed more mob connections.
According to the article, Joe Biden’s father was not the working class “Joe,” no pun intended, that the media has portrayed.
In fact, the paper reported Joe Biden Sr.’s close business partner Arthur Briscoe was “mobbed up,” which may be why Joe grew up living in a mansion during his younger days.
Frank Sheeran, known as “The Irishman” from the eponymous film, was a labor union boss and enforcer for Jimmy Hoffa who allegedly helped get Joe Biden elected during his first run for Senate in the 70s.
According to the book, I Heard You Paint Houses, the Mafia-connected Sheeran helped Biden get elected because he was more pro-union than his GOP competitor at the time.
When a local newspaper was set to publish negative press about Biden, Sheeran had his union boys form a picket line so the paper wouldn’t be delivered and even went as far as setting off a bomb in a railroad car that had material that was going to be used in the printing of the newspaper.
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a person who knows a great deal about the Italian Mafia, has previously compared the shady business deals of the Bidens to mob crime syndicates.
“I started the RICO prosecutions. I’m not talking from lack of knowledge. I prosecuted, who knows, 200 Mafia members in the United States, about 800 in Italy. I prosecuted the top people on Wall Street, United States Congressmen, turned around New York City. I prosecuted the commissioners in New York City before I was the mayor of New York City, so I’m not talking off the top of my hat,” Giuliani told the KDKA Radio Morning Show in 2020.
“This is a 30 year long criminal enterprise in which Biden uses his relatives to shake people down for money. They hold the money and then they pay for Joe’s expenses and they give him extra money,” he added.
Giuliani explained this was how Joe could “afford these very, very elaborate mansion-type houses on the limited salary of a senator and teacher. No one’s ever known that. Well, now we know the answer to it.”
Sleepy Joe has been connected to America’s criminal underbelly since birth and even at the ripe old age of 79, he can’t stop himself from coming off as a faux wise guy.
Then again, perhaps Biden was just channeling his inner Jesus Quintana from “The Big Lebowski.”