Senile Biden Obliterates Civil Rights History with New Fabrication
The civil rights movement holds a special place in the universe; but in the Bidenverse, nothing is safe from the onslaught of fabrication. In his latest (by the time of this writing) display of dementia, Joe Biden made an incredible claim about convincing former Democrat Senator Strom Thurmond to vote for the Civil Rights Act.
In the legislative history, Senator Strom Thurmond, who was a long-time Democrat Senator from South Carolina, is remembered as a segregationist and a staunch opponent of the Civil Rights Act that was passed by the Congress in 1964. He voted against the bill and was one of the several Democrats who put a filibuster on the legislation for two months.
But Biden has a different version of the history of American politics and legislation from which he frequently fires little rockets of fabrication at the public. On Monday (August 28), Biden addressed the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law Reception. In his speech, Biden decided to credit himself for making Thurmond vote for the Civil Rights Act and claimed that he literally talked Thurmond into it.
Biden says he "literally, not figuratively, talked Strom Thurmond into voting for the Civil Rights Act before he died." pic.twitter.com/sUDhrfePg8
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) August 28, 2023
Biden was instantly fact-checked and mocked for the claim. Conservative publications and social media accounts posted reminding notes that the 1964 Civil Rights Act was passed when Biden was not a Senator and Thurmond had voted against the bill. Biden was called out as a liar and a patient of dementia among many other names on Twitter/X. The Blaze called it a bizarre claim.
Biden bizarrely claims he convinced former Senator Strom Thurmond to vote for the Civil Rights Act https://t.co/x3938jqrxM
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) August 29, 2023
The White House tried to save Biden’s face from this gaffe by stating that Thurmond later voted for voting rights legislation in 1980.
“A White House spokesperson told Fox News Digital that Biden was instrumental in getting Thurmond’s vote for the Voting Rights Act, in 1980.”
The White House did not offer any evidence to support this claim. But Commentator Armstrong Williams responded to the White House’s attempted explanation and rejected the claim. In a Twitter/X post on Tuesday, Armstrong wrote that it was because of conversations with people like himself, who were working for the then-Republican Senator, Thurmond finally came to support the Civil Rights Act.
At the recent Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law conference, Biden made a bold claim – one which I know personally to be absolute revisionist history .
Biden claims that he convinced Strom Thurmond to support the Civil Rights Act. Now, I was very close with Strom… pic.twitter.com/JEM6kIxUlv
— Armstrong Williams 🇺🇸 (@Arightside) August 29, 2023
Armstrong slammed Biden for trying to take undue credit:
“It’s disgraceful that Biden would blatantly take credit for something that he so obviously didn’t do, that real people fought and worked hard for. He deserves no credit.”