Senate Transcripts Reveal Biden Used N-Word 13 Times In 1985 Hearings
Senate transcripts from a 1985 hearing series reveal that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden used the N-word 13 times.
Late last month, a video where Biden used the N-word twice while quoting someone surfaced on the news. Now, in a new footage, Biden is seen using the N-word repeatedly. The 1985 Senate hearing featured former senator Biden questioning William Reynolds, then-President Ronald Reagan’s assistant attorney general for civil rights. Biden asked Reynolds about his role in providing clearance for a redistricting plan in Louisiana that courts struck down. Reynolds, back then, was under consideration to be promoted as an associate attorney general.
A memo was submitted to Reynolds before he approved the Louisiana redistricting plan, and that memo reportedly included a racist quote from someone described as a “key legislator” against the alternative redistricting plan. According to the said memo, a legislator, then-Republican Rep. Charles Emile Bruneau from New Orleans, assessed his opposition for the left’s redistricting wishes in racial terms, saying, “We already have a n*** mayor, and we don’t want another n*** bigshot.”
During these 1985 hearings, which stretched for multiple days, Biden repeatedly brought up the exact quote from Bruneau and kept using the N-word. US Senate transcripts from 1985 logged that Sleepy Joe actually used the N-word 13 times. The first occurrence happened on the morning of June 4, 1985, when Biden used the racial slur twice. Then he used the same derogatory word twice again the next day. While it is true that those words did not come from Biden himself, but rather he was just quoting someone else, the question is that is it acceptable? Even with such reasons?
Apparently not, as former Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders faced backlash and questions last year when his use of the N-word in a book in the late 1990s resurfaced. Leftists and Democrats from his side lashed out on him on Twitter:
“Hey white people? Stop saying ‘nigger’. Unless you are directly quoting someone, do not say that word. EVER,” wrote one user.
Hey white people?— Imani Gandy ☄️🌏🔥 (@AngryBlackLady) September 7, 2019
Stop saying ‘nigger’. Unless you are directly quoting someone, do not say that word. EVER.
Briahna Joy Gray’s attempted defense of Bernie Sanders’ use of that word is such an embarrassment. Jesus Christ.
What is even happening.
“I have had Bernie stans in my mentions for 3 days explaining how it’s ok that he used the word nigger in 1997, and then again in 2015 when he reprinted the book and released an audio version,” explaining the situation to Bernie’s supporters defending Bernie in her comments section.
Let me just explain where we are right now.— Imani Gandy ☄️🌏🔥 (@AngryBlackLady) September 9, 2019
I have had Bernie stans in my mentions for 3 days explaining how it’s ok that he used the word nigger in 1997, and then again in 2015 when he reprinted the book and released an audio version.
That’s where we are. So we’re all clear.
”” They were given ‘niggers’ to hate and look down on, ‘niggers’ who couldn’t vote, drink at their water fountains…” I get what @BernieSanders was writing about white Southern workers, but he didn’t need to go full Tarantino. Or be defensive about it now,” wrote another one, expressing that Bernie didn’t have to say those words to get his point across.
”They were given ‘niggers’ to hate and look down on, ‘niggers’ who couldn’t vote, drink at their water fountains...” I get what @BernieSanders was writing about white Southern workers, but he didn’t need to go full Tarantino. Or be defensive about it now. https://t.co/xRC46I2qbU— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) September 7, 2019
Another called out Bernie, saying that his use of the derogatory word was just unnecessary and that he was quoting no one.
Ridiculous defense. Sanders wasn't critiquing racism - he was excusing it in the pursuit of an economic argument. And the use of the N word was gratuitous, and wildly unecessary. He was quoting no one. https://t.co/fhbCl98Z2e— Tom Watson (@tomwatson) September 7, 2019
On Monday, Biden is set to appear on MSNBC’s The ReidOut at 7 PM. The show is hosted by Joy Reid, who has repeatedly argued publicly that it is never acceptable for white men to use the N-word even when quoting someone else. However, it is still unclear whether Reid will ask Biden about the resurfaced footage of him saying the N-word 13 times.