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Biden Once Praised Segregationist Strom Thurmond as His “Closest Friend”

Where is most of the press on this one? Can you imagine the havoc that would ensue if President Trump ever said a kind word about Thurmond?

According to the Washington Examiner, Biden said during a speech in 1988:

I came to the United States Senate. I was a 29-year-old fellow out of the Civil Rights movement, a public defender, and it turns out one of my closest friends ends up being Strom Thurmond, a man whose background and interests, at the time I came, were considerably different than mine.

Biden Thurmond

If you had told me when I entered the United States Senate that one of the people that I’d have the closest relationship with in the Senate would be Strom Thurmond, I would have told you that you were crazy. And I suspect maybe Strom would have told you, you were crazy. I’m not just saying Strom and I are close. Anyone who knows the Senate knows how seldom we agree on the controversial issues but how closely we work together.

5 Responses to Biden Once Praised Segregationist Strom Thurmond as His “Closest Friend”

  1. It would be so nice if today’s Dems could adopt the attitude Biden talks about way-back-then. It’s true, you can work with people who have different opinions on many things without resorting to a vile, hateful tirade about their thoughts.

  2. Herbert Humphreys was also a close friend of Thurmond. When questioned about it he replied he would vote for Thurmond’s tobacco bill and Thurmond would vote for Humphrey’s wheat bill.

  3. I believe Trent Lott was roasted over the coals for something very similar. Maybe ST’s 90th birthday or something like that. He praised him as a good man or good service or something. The left went crazy!!!

  4. I have tried to explain Real HISTORY to folks that the KKK was an arm of the DEMOCRATIC PARTY for decades…since after the Civil War.
    All those ‘hated’ Confederate statues & memorials were put up by DEMOCRAT politicians in southern states.

  5. This is just plain fun! Somewhere out there is a creative who will make a Joe Biden 20/20 calendar.. it will be a combination of politician/porn. I shall not be purchasing one as I think bald men are sexy.