Democratic candidate Joe Biden has built his campaign around honesty and a forced ‘Trump’s a liar’ narrative. But ironically enough, it seems he’s the one full of lies and this isn’t the first time.
This time, the former vice president claims he was “raised” in a black church in Delaware where he was supposedly a civil rights organizer.
Biden has repeatedly spoken about participating in the civil rights movement as a teenager in the 1960s and of attending organizing sessions at the Union B baptist Church in Wilmington – then run by the Rev. Otis Herring, an acclaimed pastor, according to the New York Post.
But, congregants – and longtime assistant to Herring – at the prominent black church told the Washington Free Beacon that they never remembered Biden attending the church as he claimed, and said he met Herring as an adult.
When asked if Biden attended Union Baptist, Phyllis Drummond, Herring’s longtime assistant who attended the church for forty years said “No. Not at our building.”
Seems fishy, Joe.
Juanita Matthew, another longtime member, told the Free Beacon that she also wasn’t aware of Biden’s attendance as a high school student.
She also said Herring only befriended Biden after his first wife and 13-month-old daughter were killed in a tragic car accident in 1972 – during his time in the Senate – but called the lawmaker a “great friend of the church and the pastor”
Biden has several times mentioned that he was at Union Baptist every weekend and was involved in organizing anti-segregation protests.
“When I was a teenger in Delaware, for real, I got involved in the civil rights movement,” Biden told a crowd at the Bethlehem Baptist Church in South Carolina on January 20.
“I’d go to 8 o’clock Mass, then I’d go to Reverend Herring’s church where we’d meet in order to organize and figure where we were going to go, whether we were going to desegregate the Rialto movie theater or what we were going to do,” he went on.
“I got my education, for real, in the black church, and that’s not hyperbole, it’s a fact,” he said.
This isn’t the first time Biden has been accused of falsifying his early life.
His entire campaign has been full of fabrications, including his claim that he was arrested in South Africa in the 1970s during a trip to visit anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, the Post reports.
In any case, it looks like Sleepy Joe has some explaining to do, and not a very long time to do it.