Former Vice President Joe Biden has shown that he will stoop to anything to defeat Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination.
He has no issue pandering to minority voters to get them to vote for him and he also has no qualms about lying.
But when he lies about things that are simple to disprove it makes no sense because he is going to have to walk them back eventually as he did on Friday.
“This day 30 years ago, Nelson Mandela walked out of prison and entered into discussions about apartheid, he said on February 11 during a campaign stop in Columbia, South Carolina.
“I had the great honor of meeting him. I had the great honor of being arrested, with our U.N. ambassador, on the streets of Soweto, trying to get to see him on Robben Island.
“When he came to the United States, when he came to the White House — to the Senate, I was chairman of the committee, and he walked in, the most incredible thing I’ve ever felt in my life.
“He walked across in that private room with the big table we have in the executive room, and he walked over.
“And I said ‘Mr. President,’ and he leaned out and he said ‘Thank you, thank you for trying to come and see me.’” He said.
What a champion for civil rights, what a supporter of the black struggle Biden is. Only one issue. That never happened.
You see while he was pandering for black votes in the important South Carolina primary where the majority of the electorate is expected to be black, he forgot one thing. The truth.
But when he appeared on CNN and spoke to host John Berman on “New Day” he was grilled about his false claim.
“When I said arrested, I meant I was not able, I was not able to move … I wasn’t arrested, I was stopped. I was not able to move where I wanted to go,” he said.
Yeah Joe, being stopped by the police is a far cry from being arrested. Particularly in a nation like South Africa was during that time.
“I was with a black delegation, the CBC, the Congressional Black Caucus. They had me get off a plane,” the former vice president said.
“The Afrikaners got on in their short pants and their guns. Lead me off first and moved me in a direction totally different.
“I turned around and everybody, the entire black delegation, was going another way. I said, ‘I’m not going to go in that door that says white only. I’m going with them.’
“They said, ‘You’re not, you can’t move, you can’t go with them.’ And they kept me there until finally I decided that it was clear I wasn’t going to move.
“What they finally did was, they decided they’re not going to let the black delegation go through a black door, I’m not going to go through a white door, they finally took us through – if my memory serves me – to a restaurant,” he said.
Yeah Joe, going to a restaurant is totally like going to a prison in a third world nation. We see how you got confused.
Carmine Sabia Jr. is the Editor-At-Large for sabiareport.com and a syndicated columnist for The Federalist Papers, Illicit Info and others covering political news and current events.