REPORT: Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran paid by Jill Biden’s ex-husband to stop delivery of anti-Biden newspapers before 1972 Senate win
Jill Biden’s ex-husband, Bill Stevenson, states that Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran allegedly organized a pro-Biden picket line and raised $3000 prior to his Senate win in 1972.
This astounding report comes from Ben Shreckinger’s new book, ‘The Bidens: Inside the First Family’s Fifty-year Rise to Power‘, which was published on September 21st. The novel goes through how Biden managed to gain a victory from being thirty points behind in the Senate race against incumbent Senator J. Caleb Boggs.
Sheeran, at the time, was an official for the Wilmington, Delaware Teamsters where Biden resided.
According to the book, an unknown Democratic lawyer reportedly had a meeting with Sheeran and requested him to prevent the delivery of pro-Boggs Morning News and Evening Journal issues. These ads were meant to act as a rebuttal to Biden’s comments about Bogg’s previous voting record.
Sheeran was quoted in the novel explaining how he would “…hire some people and put them on the picket line for him [Biden]. They were people nobody would mess with…”. Sheeran also allegedly assured that no trucks would be allowed to leave or enter the area while the picket line was in progress.
“The line went up and the newspapers were printed, but they stayed in the warehouse and they never were delivered… I have no way of knowing if Joe Biden knew if that picket line thing was done on purpose on his behalf… If he did know he never let on to me,” said Sheeran in the novel.
Stevenson recently claimed that he has more insider information on the incident.
He states that Sheeran came to him towards the end to ask for some money. Shreckinger wrote, ‘”There’s a plan that will probably win us the election,” he said Frank told him. So Stevenson said he scrounged up just under $3,000 and handed it over.
‘After the election, Stevenson said that one of the Bidens, he could not remember which one, told him his money had paid for the strike.
Shreckinger did attempt to find the unknown lawyer, and narrowed it down to two. One denied involvement, the other did not respond to his inquiry. The White House also denied to respond to these new accusations.
Certain newspaper reports conflict with Sheeran’s claim on what really happened during the days of the picketing. One report suggests that the newspapers weren’t actually printed on those days as the Printers Union temporarily joined the strike. Another states that the picket line was disbanded after the 20-day period was over, not the day after the election.
In his book, Shreckinger comes to the following conclusion:
“Whether or not the Bidens played any role in ginning up the strike as Stevenson claims, their 1972 campaign sealed an alliance with organized labor that would last for decades… At the time, organized labor had its fair share of tough guys and corruption. Joe never got wrapped up in the big scandals that shook the unions, but as he hit his stride as a lawmaker in Washington, he and his relatives kept a foot in the more rough-and-tumble world of working men.”