Joe Biden is known for one specific thing, saying something that is far removed from the truth. Critics have frequently pointed out many of Joe’s statements, claiming he is lying to the country. Others seem to think these are just simple gaffes from good ol’ Uncle Joe!
But more and more we are seeing Biden’s relationship with the truth is far from solid.
Recently, the Democrat was speaking at the 60th anniversary of the founding of civil rights legal group, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Of course, Biden wanted to make the event all about himself. So he actually tried to take credit for the passage of the landmark civil rights laws that transformed this country in the 1960s. Unfortunately for Joe, history is against him.
President Joe Biden made a false claim on Monday when he said that he “literally” convinced former Dixiecrat Sen. Strom Thurmond (SC) to vote for the Civil Rights Act…
“Pause for just a moment. I thought things had changed. I was able to literally, not figuratively, talk Strom Thurmond into voting for the Civil Rights Act before he died, and I thought, ‘Well maybe there’s real progress,’ But hate never dies. It just hides, it hides under the rocks,” he said.
Uh… what? Joe Biden seemed to take credit for the passage of the Civil Rights Act–which was passed in the 1960s. Biden claimed he “literally” got Sen. Strom Thurmond to vote for the law. Except, Strom Thurmond voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Biden wasn’t in Congress at the time. He was 21 years old and still in law school.
So, what the heck is he talking about? The White House scrambled, claiming Biden was talking about a law passed in 1980. At that time, Biden was in Congress. The White House claims Biden was “instrumental” in getting Sen. Thurmond to vote for the Voting Rights Act of 1980.
Hey… White House? That’s not the Civil Rights Act! Joe claimed he “literally” talked Thurmond into voting for the “Civil Rights Act” not the Voting Rights Act.
We’ve got a problem, Joe. Either the man is lying, bending the truth to take credit for the passing of the Civil Rights Act to impress this law group. Or, his cognitive decline is getting so bad that he doesn’t remember his own voting record in Congress.
Take your pick over which is worse. Biden is supposedly the president, but we can’t even trust a single word coming out of his mouth. And his White House is going out of its way to further bend the truth to protect him.
- Joe Biden falsely claimed he convinced Sen. Strom Thurmond to vote for the Civil Rights Act.
- Thurmond voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Joe Biden was not in Congress at the time.
- This comes as Biden continues to make factually inaccurate statements and gaffes.