President Joe Biden made a misrepresentation on Monday when he said he “literally” convinced former Dixiecrat Sen. Strom Thurmond (SC) to vote for the Civil Rights Act.
The president made the outlandish claim while speaking on the 60th anniversary of the founding of the civil rights legal group, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
“Pause just a moment. I thought things had changed. I was able, literally and not figuratively, to convince Strom Thurmond to vote 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.
Strom Thurmond, who joined the Republican Party after years as a Democrat, voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964 before Joe Biden entered politics, given he was only 21 at the time. Strom Thurmond also died in 2003, decades after the passage of civil rights.
Thurmond not only voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, he also holds the record for the longest filibuster against the Civil Rights Act of 1957.
Do you have any idea what Biden is talking about?
Strom Thurmond voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, he died almost 40 years later and Biden was in college at that time… https://t.co/61khU6ijKJ pic.twitter.com/wxns7kZE4u
— AG (@AGHamilton29) August 28, 2023
According to Fox News, a White House spokesman later said the president had “been instrumental in securing Thurmond’s vote for the Voting Rights Act, 1980.”
Whatever the president wants to say, it represents yet another serious gaffe in his long line of serious gaffes. For example, he often publicly stated that his son Beau died in Iraq, even though he died of brain cancer after serving in Iraq. As Breitbart News reported, the president made a similar statement in 2022 during a speech in Colorado to designate Camp Hale as a national monument. He had mentioned the many sacrifices made by the soldiers before citing his son Beau as an example.
“I say this as the father of a man who won the Bronze Star, the Distinguished Service Medal, and lost his life in Iraq,” Biden said.
The following month, the president again claimed that Iraq was “the place where my son died”.
In May of this year, the president used the backdrop of a conversation with US military personnel to once again falsely claim that Beau had died during the Iraq war. The president reportedly made the statement during a visit with troops to Marine Corps Air Base Iwakuni in Japan.
“My son was a Major in the US Army. We lost it in Iraq,” he reportedly said.
Watch: Biden falsely claims Iraq is ‘where my son died’
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According to New York Postthe traveling press was “far enough away for the words to be inaudible”.
“The White House press office did not release an official transcript, almost allowing the error to escape public notice,” according to the Job.
In late September 2022, the president appeared to call out now-deceased Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) during a speech at a White House event.
“Jackie, are you there?” Where is Jackie? Biden asked.
“I didn’t think she would be here,” he added.
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