Boilermakers Local 154 Union leader calls out Biden for false endorsement claim

Appearing on Fox News with Martha MacCallum Boilermakers Local 154 leader Shawn Steffee blasted Joe Biden’s for his false claim that “the Boilermakers Union has endorsed me.”

“We would just like to know who he talked to because he sure didn’t talk to any of us,” Stefee said.


During his ABC News town hall last Thursday, while denying he wanted to ban fracking, Biden said, “Boilermakers overwhelmingly endorse me.”

George Stephanopoulos had said to Biden “A member of the Boilermakers Local 154 Shawn Steffee was quoted in the New York Times today saying “You can’t have it both ways.” It says, “You can’t meet your goal to end fossil fuels without ending fracking.” What do you say to people like Shawn who doubt your denial because they think you want to keep that promise?”

Biden fired back “Boilermakers overwhelmingly endorse me, okay? So, the Boilermakers Union has endorsed me because I sat down with them and went in a great detail with leadership exactly what I would do, number one.”

A Wapo fact check confirmed “Biden is wrong. The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers has not endorsed him.” Their website states they have not endorsed anyone. 

Meanwhile, the Boilermakers Local 154 endorsed President Trump in a September message from business leader John Hughes.

Hughes said. “It is with great honor that I write this letter to endorse your campaign as you run for re-election of the President of the United States. I am happy to support your administration as you have proven to be a true friend of the Boilermakers, and I wish you the best of luck in your campaign.”