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Merle Gorman Biography

Merle Gorman Biography, Wiki

Merle Gorman, the man who challenged former Vice President Joe Biden during the Iowa election campaign, is a retired farmer and veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Over the years, he has received several agricultural awards and has already been honored as a major producer of pork.

Merle Gorman Age

Merle Gorman is 83 years old.

Merle Gorman Background

Online records show that Gorman has lived in Iowa for decades and that he is registered to vote in Iowa.

In 1971, the Courier reported that Gorman was on the local school board. Gorman ran unopposed for the seat on the New Hampton Community School Board of Education in 1979, receiving 17 votes, according to The Courier.

Merle Gorman Family

Gorman’s brother’s obit lists their parents as Frank and Velora (Keegan) Gorman. His brother attended the high school in the town where Gorman lives and was a plumber and assistant fire chief in town.

Merle Gorman Work

Gorman is a Marine Corps veteran and a retired farmer. Online records show that Gorman has lived in Iowa for decades. Merle F. Gorman is registered to vote in Iowa, records show. Gorman’s brother’s obit lists their parents as Frank and Velora (Keegan) Gorman. His brother attended the high school in the town where Gorman lives and was a plumber and assistant fire chief in town.

In 1971, the Courier reported that Gorman was on the local school board. Gorman ran unopposed for the seat on the New Hampton Community School Board of Education in 1979, receiving 17 votes, according to The Courier.

Achievements

In 1976, Gorman was one of those honored at an Iowa Pork Producers Association banquet, according to the Cedar Rapids Gazette. He was given the “Chickasaw County Master Swine Producer and Outstanding Service Award,” that year. His wife was awarded the “Belle Ringer award given to a member of the Porkettes who has done the most for the pork industry in the county,” the Waterloo, Iowa Courier reported

Merle Gorman Confronts Joe Biden

On December 5, 2019, Gorman was the center of attention after he confronted former Vice President Biden during his campaign in Lowa.  Gorman started his remarks to Biden by saying, “I’m a retired farmer, and I’m not a Republican. OK. I’ve got two problems with you. One, you’re damn near as old as I am. You’re too old. I’m 83, and I know damn well I don’t have the mental faculties I did when I was 30 years old.”

“I’m positive 90% of the people there didn’t know about his son working on the board in Ukraine. I wanted it brought out there,” said 83-year-old Merle Gorman, referring to Biden’s son Hunter’s job at a Ukrainian gas company. “If he taught them a little too much, that would be it,” Gorman said. “I’m glad it happened.”

During a routine campaign stop in New Hampton, Gorman departed the former vice president when he accused Hunter of sending him to work for Burma Holdings.

Merle Gorman Insists He’s Not a Donald Trump Supporter

Gorman says he doesn’t regret it at all. He told the New York Post that he was not supportive of Donald Trump and had voted for Barack Obama. (The Marine Corps lists the names of Master Rolls Gorman, one of the oldest records.)

He also said he likes other Democratic candidates in the race, including Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttig, Corey Booker, and Andrew Yang.

“I would love any of them except Joe Biden,” he said. “He’s been there all his life …” he said, according to The New York Post, which added that Gorman described Biden as having “a wet noodle for a backbone.” The Wall Street Journal reported that Gorman considers himself an independent voter.

Their exchange went viral and people congratulated Gorman for his courage and “backbone”.Gorman insists he doesn’t have a beef with Biden. He just wanted to ask him some tough questions.“I’m not trying to cause him problems,” Gorman said to reporters. “…At least he’s not so old that he’s senile.” He indicated that he feels Biden has been in government too long.

Joe Biden “Fat Shamed” Merle Gorman

During there confrontation, it was pointed out on social media that while he was exploding in anger trying to defend himself and his son he at one point fat shammed Gorman. This caused an outrage on social media.

 

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