Yes, you read that headline correctly. In just a single statement, 2020 hopeful Joe Biden just called every single police officer in America a racist.
On Saturday at the Second Step Presidential Justice Forum, multiple POTUS wannabes used their time with the microphone and a captive audience to preach about how bad police are.
During the Q & A section of the event, the former vice president was asked a question by a black female student.
“If I were your daughter, what advice would you give me the next time I am stopped by the police?” the woman asked the 2020 candidate.
No one saw his response coming.
“If you were my daughter, you’d be a Caucasian girl and you wouldn’t be pulled over,” Biden said. “That’s what’s wrong.”
Biden doubled down on his statements by tweeting out a clip of his answer, letting America know that cops are racist and saying that he’ll put an end to it if he’s elected.
“Institutional racism should no longer exist. As president, I’ll put forward change to help put an end to it,” he said in the clip.
Institutional racism should no longer exist. As president, I'll put forward change to help put an end to it. pic.twitter.com/DQtPzGIfNq
— Joe Biden (Text Join to 30330) (@JoeBiden) October 27, 2019
Meanwhile, you’ve got other presidential candidates that have repeatedly thrown the entire community of law enforcement under the bus.
Senator Elizabeth Warren has been quoted saying that the entire criminal justice system was racist, front to back, while defending criminals who fought back against police.
And Bernie Sanders may have topped them all, suggesting that police would shoot unarmed minorities in the back for not cooperating.
Is this real life?
At Saturday’s event, a black student at the forum asked Sanders how he should handle getting pulled over by a cop.
.@BernieSanders to black student on how to handle getting pulled over by the police: “Identify who the police officer is – respect what they are doing so that you don’t get shot in the back of the head.”
— chris evans (@notcapnamerica) October 26, 2019
“Respect what they are doing so that you don’t get shot in the back of the head.”
The question-and-answer session took place at the forum at Benedict College, which is a historically black college.
The student posed to Sanders:
“If I’m your son, what advice would you give me next time I’m pulled over by a police officer?”
Sanders said to identify the police officer “in a polite way.”
“I would respect what they are doing so that you don’t get shot in the back of the head, but I would also be very mindful of the fact that as a nation, we have got to hold police officers accountable for the actions that they commit,” he said.
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And make sure it’s being recorded, he said.
“I would be very cautious if you were my son in terms of dealing with that police officer, but I would also defend my rights and know my rights and make sure if possible that police officer’s camera is on what goes on.”
According to CBS News campaign reporter LaCrai Mitchell, the question seemed to “stump” Sanders and he struggled to answer it, ultimately not getting much applause or crowd approval when he did, she said.
Sanders came under attack for his response.
One of those people coming after him was Morehouse College adjunct professor David Dennis Jr., who said:
“Bernie Sanders does not understand race in America.”
Unlike Biden, Sanders didn’t post his reponse on Twitter… instead sharing a clip of him commenting on the criminal justice system.
“If you are wealthy and powerful, or maybe the president, you are above the law. But if you are poor, if you’re black, if you’re Hispanic, it’s a different story,” he said in the clip.
If you are wealthy and powerful, or maybe the president, you are above the law. But if you are poor, if you're Black, if you're Hispanic, it's a different story. Maybe I'm old fashioned but I happen to believe in equal justice for all people. pic.twitter.com/GLLgI3KBVc
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) October 27, 2019
These potential future leaders have made it clear that they have absolutely no support for those who enforce the laws that they’ve helped create.
Let’s hope every officer in America sees this before making their choice.
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