President Brandon, our senile Babbler in Chief, isn’t always known for the veracity of his random utterances.
Whether he’s bragging about defeating “Cornpop,” bragging about some “accomplishment,” or saying that Hunter wasn’t involved in any corrupt, shady deals abroad, much of what Biden says is little more than truthless drivel.
That was as true as ever on Tuesday, when President Brandon gave a speech on “voting rights” in Georgia, a speech that even Georgia’s resident radical, Stacey Abrams, wouldn’t attend.
What was he lying about this time? Well, he was making up a story about the Civil Rights movement, inserting himself right into the middle of it and pretending he got arrested for supporting the movement, which is utterly untrue. Specifically, he said:
The struggle to protect voting rights has never been borne by one group alone. We saw Freedom Riders of every race, leaders of every faith, marching arm in arm — and yes, Democrats and Republicans in Congress of the United States and in the presidency.
I did not live the struggles of Douglass, Tubman, King, Lewis, Goodman, Chaney, Schwerner, countless others known and unknown. I did not walk in the shoes of generation of students who walked these grounds.
But I walked other grounds, because I’m so damn old I was there as well. [Laughter] They think I’m kidding, man. It seems like yesterday, the first time I got arrested — anyway. [Laughter] But their struggles, here, they’re the ones that opened my eyes as a high school student in the late 50’s and early 60’s. They got me more engaged in the work of my life.
This isn’t the first time Brandon has made such claims. As the Intercept wrote in 2020, noting the lies Brandon was pushing at the time:
AS JOE BIDEN CAMPAIGNS in South Carolina, ahead of a primary contest later this month he must win to revive his hopes of becoming the Democratic nominee for president, the former vice president is facing questions over claims that he took part in the civil rights movement as a student in the 1960s.
[…]As King noted in his newsletter, during Biden’s first run for the presidency, in 1987, the then-senator frequently described himself as a teenage civil rights activist, only to withdraw those claims later. More than three decades later, having served under the first black president, Biden seems to have reversed himself again, and now describes himself as a participant in desegregation protests in his youth.
Additionally, the Hill, shining light on the claim that he was arrested, a claim he has made before and been called on before, reported that:
Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s campaign has clarified statements by the former vice president that he was arrested while visiting anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela in South Africa during a congressional delegation trip in the 1970s.
“He was separated from his party at the airport,” Kate Bedingfield, a deputy campaign manager, told the New York Times after the Tuesday night Democratic debate in Charleston, S.C.
So, Brandon got lost or separated in the airport is now claiming he was arrested while fighting for civil rights. Wow. To add context, even PolitiFact is giving Brandon’s arrest claim a “pants on fire” rating. What a liar. Let’s go Brandon!