"I remember feeling how guilty I was, [that] I wasn't here. How could we all be up there, and you going through what you went through," he continued.
But there is no historical evidence to support Biden's claim. Sunday's speech was not the first time Biden has claimed
to be involved in the civil rights movement.
In 1983, Biden claimed that he participated in sit-in protests to desegregate public spaces.
"When I was 17, I participated in sit-ins to desegregate restaurants and movie houses," Biden said. "And my stomach turned upon hearing the voices of Faubus and Wallace. My soul raged on seeing Bull Connor and his dogs."
But if you read media descriptions, like this
from the New York Times, you would think we were barely away from those times.
“Even as Democrat-led efforts to protect access to the ballot have failed” — what the heck is this? That’s truly shameless. Exactly who is being denied the vote? And it’s Democrats who have lied and been divisive under Joe Biden acting as though somehow Republicans are denying people the right to vote, which is all about trying to manipulate the voters.
Joe Biden was at that again during his remarks in Selma. First, he of course had to lie again about his involvement in the civil rights movement to pander to his audience.
“I will not let a filibuster obstruct the sacred right to vote, the right of any other right to vote from there!”
What the heck did he just say? The worst part of it is that he’s operating from a teleprompter generally for his speeches and all he has to do is read it. Yet, you still have results like this. He doesn’t even seem to understand that he made no sense. And again, it’s pandering and playing into the lie that somehow there are people on the other side working to take away the right to vote.
Moreover, shall we remind him of how many times in the past he praised the filibuster before he decided it was an evil thing? How about how many times the Democrats used it in 2020?