A lumber firm in Boise, Idaho, the place President Joe Biden mentioned he obtained his first job provide mentioned it has “no file” to point out for it.
Throughout an occasion in Boise on Monday, Biden mirrored on a narrative he claimed to share with former Senate colleague Frank Church, a Democrat who represented Idaho from 1957 to 1981.
“I used to inform Frank Church this: I received a — my first job provide, the place I needed — my spouse, deceased spouse and I needed to maneuver to Idaho as a result of … it’s such a phenomenal, lovely state. And I interviewed for a job at Boise Cascade,” Biden mentioned. “And within the meantime, there was a warfare occurring. Anyway. However the entire level was that I used to at all times child Frank.”
To date, nonetheless, there isn’t any proof to again up the president’s declare.
“We now have no file of President Biden’s software or of him having labored for the corporate,“ Boise Cascade spokeswoman Lisa Tschampl advised the New York Submit. “We checked our system internally, and nothing has turned up.”
Tschampl added the appliance may have been misplaced over the course of fifty years, as the corporate has dropped sure facets of its enterprise.
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“We had a various portfolio within the 60s and early 70s … so my guess is any data have been purged or transferred for the companies/tasks we’re now not concerned in,” Tschampl mentioned. “I might not wish to speculate about what kind of function he could have utilized for in 1972. At the moment we’re a wooden merchandise producer and wholesale distributor of constructing supplies.”
It is unclear when Biden would have utilized for the job, because the president by no means specified a yr.
Biden, who obtained Vietnam Warfare draft deferments, graduated Syracuse Legislation College in 1968, began work as a legislation clerk and public defender in Wilmington, Delaware, that very same yr, and joined the New Fort County Council in 1970.
The Washington Examiner has reached out to Boise Cascade for remark.