WASHINGTON D.C. – Recent video reveals U.S. Senate transcript of Joe Biden using the N-word 13 times in a 1985 hearing series. Joe Biden is the presumptive 2020 Democratic nominee and the former U.S. Vice President to former President Barack Obama.
According to Breitbart, video of one such instance where Biden used the N-word when quoting someone else already surfaced in June. Now again, video of him using the derogatory multiple times in one hearing has surfaced.
The Senate hearing series in which Biden repeatedly used the offensive term was when he was questioning William Reynolds, then-President Ronald Reagan’s assistant attorney general for civil rights. During this time, Reynolds was also under consideration for a promotion to become the next associate attorney general.
According to reports, in his conversation with Reynolds, Biden was asking him about his role in providing clearance for a redistricting plan in Louisiana that the courts later struck down.
A memo was submitted to Reynolds before he approved the redistricting plan and on that memo was a racist quote from someone described as a “key legislator” in defeating the alternative redistricting plan.
According this memo, that “key legislator”, then-Republican Rep. Charles Emile Bruneau of New Orleans, allegedly said he opposed the left’s desired redistricting plan for Louisiana in starkly terms and used the N-word more than once in his memo.
When Biden questioned Reynolds about this in the 1985 hearings, he repeatedly brought up this exact quote and kept using the N-word. According to the U.S. Senate transcripts from that hearing, Biden used the N-word for a total of 13 times. These hearings stretched over a couple of days.
According to the transcripts, the first instance occurred during the morning of June 4, 1985, when Biden used the offensive term twice. The again, on June 5th, Biden recited the derogatory term from the quote twice.
Some video that is circulating of the transcripts from those 1985 hearings has left out the context that includes proof Biden was not actually using the N-word himself, but instead quoting someone else (then Rep. Charles Emile) saying it.
The question remains, should a politician be using offensive terms whether they are quoting someone or not? Is this acceptable, or not? In another instance, Senator Bernie Williams of Vermont, faced questions last year over his use of the N-word in his book, Outsider in the House in 1997. He was questioned heavily from leftists and other Democrats on Twitter.
Ridiculous defense. Sanders wasn't critiquing racism – he was excusing it in the pursuit of an economic argument. And the use of the N word was gratuitous, and wildly unecessary. He was quoting no one. https://t.co/fhbCl98Z2e
— Tom Watson (@tomwatson) September 7, 2019
MSNBC’s Joey Reid has repeatedly argued that it is never acceptable for white men to use the N-word even when quoting someone else. Apparently she considers herself the moral authority on what’s right and wrong.
Biden is scheduled to appear on Reid’s new primetime program, The Reidout, in the near future. Right now, it is unclear if she will ask him about this.
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) August 11, 2013
Reid has been known to call out other politicians, including former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) when they have used the offensive term. Reid has a long history of being opposed to any white person using the N-word in any context, even if quoting someone else. Which is, some might argue, ironically discriminatory in itself.
Bill Maher Apologizes for Using N-Word on HBO’s ‘Real Time’ | Variety https://t.co/80YbmMmSY5
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) June 3, 2017
Back in 2016, during the presidential elections, Reid floated the possibility of a tape of President Donald Trump saying the racist term. This tape has never materialized despite the constant rumors from the media and the left. But of course there were a lot of accusations that were made that never materialized.
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) October 9, 2016
Even though the rumored tape on President Trump never surfaced, Reid’s guest to debut her new primetime show is Joe Biden and as of now she has plenty of evidence of Biden using the term.
Just two weeks ago, Biden made a controversial, “you ain’t black” blunder, which caused widespread outrage. He told The Breakfast Club listeners:
“If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, they you ain’t black.”
Putting the above quote in context, Biden was discussing undecided black voters who do not know whether to support him or President Donald Trump this November when he made the remark. According to the U.S. Sun, Biden said he should have not been so cavalier, but he insisted that he was not the only “wise guy” last week. He said:
“He was being a wise guy and I responded in kind. I shouldn’t have done that. It was a mistake.”
@JoeBiden @realDonaldTrump Thanks for clarifying that Biden represents the DNC especially w/ his ‘You ain’t black’ comment. It was the DNC that instituted Jim Crow laws so why wouldn’t Biden continue this trend? https://t.co/ffZ8reim6B
— Amelia (@amelia_co2017) July 20, 2020
He reiterated that he would never, never take the black vote for granted and that:
“He has worked like the devil for it and have to earn it every time.”
Biden’s campaign has not responded to media and news outlets requests for comments.
Joe Biden: “…my children are going to grow up in a jungle, the jungle being a racial jungle.” (Op-ed)
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WASHINGTON DC – We can all pretty much agree that something seems to be, shall we say “off” about Joe Biden. His continuous gaffes, such as when he suggested in a campaign “event” Thursday that 120 million people had died from COVID-19, should serve as a warning to Democrats that there is something seriously wrong with him.
It is one thing to exaggerate, as President Trump tends to do on occasion.
However, beyond that, Biden obviously has issues grasping facts. What is even more troubling for Biden is he seems to have a “race” issue that appears to be rearing its head. A 1977 quote attributed to Biden has come to the forefront once again, one where he referred to a “racial jungle” where it concerned desegregation.
His record deserves some examination, as Biden has a history of making racially charged statements. The 1977 quote was actually raised last year but was quietly buried, even though the New York Times had done a rather lengthy piece on Biden’s record on busing and school desegregation last July.
According to a Business Insider article from last July 15, the quote attributed to Biden was uncovered by a University of Southern California Law School professor, Daria Roithmayr, and was reported in the Times piece.
The quote was believed to come from a congressional hearing where anti-busing legislation was being addressed, with Biden saying at the time that he wanted to “insure we do have orderly integration of society,” while emphasizing that he was “not just talking about education but all of society.”
Biden continued, saying: “Unless we do something about this, my children are going to grow up in a jungle, the jungle being a racial jungle [emphasis added] with tensions having built so high that it is going to explode at some point. We have got to make some move on this.”
Last June during presidential primary debates, Sen. Kamala Harris, who is now rumored to be the front-runner to be Biden’s vice-presidential pick took a shot at Biden’s record over desegregation.
“There was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools and she was bused to school every day,” Harris said. “That little girl was me. So, I will tell you that on this subject, it cannot be an intellectual debate among Democrats.”
While Biden claimed during that debate that his opposition wasn’t to voluntary busing overall, cut only to Department of Education mandated busing, evidence has shown that Biden was actually one of the Senate’s most ardent advocates in opposition to court-ordered busing.
The Times, in fact reported that Biden had preferred expanded affordable housing in suburbs as an alternative to busing, and he actually teamed up with well-known segregationist Sen. Jesse Helms of North Carolina on an amendment that would eliminate a provision that took away the ability of the federal government to withdraw funding as a means of punishing school districts that failed to adequately integrate their schools.
Biden also brought forth numerous pieces of legislation intended to curb the federal Department of Justice from prosecuting cases that would result in court-mandated school busing, according to the Times.
For those looking to fact-check Biden’s statement about his kids “grow[ing] up in a jungle,” Snopes, hardly a right-leaning “fact check” site found the quote to be accurate.
Just a few weeks ago, Biden was on “The Breakfast Club,” a podcast, where he was questioned about his political record on race by Charlamagne tha God. Biden famously responded:
“I’ll tell ya, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
Charlamagne tha God replied, “It don’t have nothing to do with Trump. It has to do with the fact I want something for my community.”
Biden: “Take a look at my record, man…”
Back when Biden was launching his failed 2008 presidential campaign, Biden referred to Barack Obama as the first “mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.” Apparently, Biden was unaware of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who by all accounts fit the description of a “mainstream African American who is articulate…”
Biden was a staunch supporter of known segregationist Alabama Gov. George Wallace having praised him on several occasions. He praised Sen. Strom Thurmond, whom he referred to as his “close friend” numerous times. Thurmond was one of the so-called “Dixiecrats” and also a supporter of racial segregation.
Biden also led the Clinton administration efforts to pass the 1994 Crime Bill. While law enforcement sources say that particular legislation led to a decades long decrease in crime, critics, mostly from the left complain that the law led to mass incarceration which disproportionately affected African Americans.
Biden bragged during a 1992 speech from the Senate floor that a crime bill under consideration that would eventually become the 1994 bill would “do everything but hang people for jaywalking.”
In 2008, Biden referred to it as the “Biden Crime Law” on his website during his 2008 presidential run.
Biden, as with many Democrats, seems to take the African American vote for granted. As we have seen across the country, especially over the past month, cities which have been run by Democrats for decades are the ones where conditions, especially for people of color, have seriously deteriorated. What is the definition of insanity again? “Doing the same thing over and over, but expecting different results?”
The bloom may be coming off the rose a bit, however. On Thursday, the founder of Black Entertainment Television, Robert Johnson told Fox News that it is his belief that the Democratic Party has taken black voters for granted, and in fact suggested that Black Lives Matter form a new third party.
“Vice President Biden said to an African American, a black American host on his show, even if you think about voting for Donald Trump, you’re not black,” Johnson said to Fox News. “To have that mindset, you must have the attitude that we, black Americans, we own you. We can take you for granted…that, to me, shows you that black Americans are an appendage of a party.”
Johnson later added, “That’s the biggest turnoff I’ve heard from a politician in a long time.”
While Biden claimed his comments in the radio interview “were a ‘mistake,’” he said he was being a “wise guy.” No Joe, you were saying exactly how you, and most Democrats feel.
Johnson continued that Biden gives him “a lot of pause,” and said that he questions whether Biden sincerely believes that African Americans should get an “equal seat at the table.”
In some ways, Biden and the Democrats may be right, and African Americans are playing right into their hands. Despite Democratic run cities doing nothing to further the cause of blacks and improve the inner cities where many of them live, according to a recent Washington Post-Ipsos poll, Biden has a favorability over the president 92-5, despite the fact that until the pandemic, President Trump had lowered unemployment among blacks to the lowest level in history.
It might do African Americans justice if they check Biden’s checkered record on race. It isn’t very promising. “Racial jungle?” Wow.
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