During a recent appearance in Idaho at a company spoke out, Joe Biden proclaimed that he received his first job offer from that particular company. However, per the company’s records, Biden apparently never submitted a job application.
While he was speaking in Idaho, Biden detailed a story that he purportedly shared with a former colleague in the Senate, the late Senator Frank Church, who was from Idaho.
Biden recalls how he “used to tell Frank Church” about how he received his “first job offer” from the company that he was speaking at. He added that he and his first wife had “wanted to move to Idaho” because “it’s such a beautiful, beautiful state.”
Consequently, Biden claimed that he interviewed with Boise Cascade, the company, in order to move.
Biden also continued onward to add “in the meantime, there was a war going on, anyway,” before adding, “the whole point was that [he] used to always kid Frank,” underscoring the camaraderie between the two Democrats.
Joe Biden says his “first job offer” was from Idaho lumber company Boise Cascade.
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 13, 2021
Boise Cascade is a publicly traded lumber company, which earns billions of dollars in revenue on an annual basis. The company informed the New York Post that no records exist of Biden ever submitting a job application, never mind receiving a job interview or job offer.
According to Boise Cascade spokeswoman Lisa Tschampl, the company has “no record of President Biden’s application or of him having worked for the company.” She also added that an internal search did not turn up any other documentation related to Biden either.
Tschampl offered Biden some leeway, stating that records may have been lost over the past several decades. Recalling the company’s “diverse portfolio in the ’60s and early ’70s,” Tschampl observed that some records may “have been purged or transferred for businesses/projects” that the company no longer has any involvement in.
However, she does not wish to “speculate” about the role Biden may have applied for at the company in 1972, noting that the company today is “a wood products manufacturer and wholesale distributor of building materials.”
In addition, the Post article also observed that it is also unclear when Biden and his wife would have ever moved to Idaho, never mind receiving a job offer in Idaho, based on his career history.
Biden married his first wife, the late Neilia, in 1966. He managed to graduate from law school in two years, and he subsequently worked as a law clerk and public defender in Delaware before moving on to a 1970 run for the New Castle City Council.
In 1972, Biden ran for the U.S. Senate, and he ultimately won the election and became one of the youngest senators in American history. He remained in the Senate until he became vice-president in Obama’s administration.