Posted on January 13, 2022

Joe Biden Suggests to Black Students He Was Arrested During Civil Rights Struggle

Joel Pollak, Breitbart, January 11, 2022

President Joe Biden told an audience of black students on the grounds of Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University on Tuesday that he was arrested during the civil rights struggle, though there is no evidence that such an arrest ever happened.

Biden was speaking in support of Democrats’ so-called “voting rights” legislation {snip}

{snip} He added:

{snip} I did not live the struggles of Douglass, Tubman, King, Lewis, Goodman, Chaney, Schwerner, countless others known and unknown. I did not walk in the shoes of generation of students who walked these grounds. But I walked other grounds, because i’m so damn old I was there as well. [Laughter] They think I’m kidding, man. It seems like yesterday, the first time I got arrested {snip}

Biden has made similar claims before, most of which were later proved false. In 2020, he had to walk back a false claim that he was arrested in South Africa while trying to see jailed leader (and later president) Nelson Mandela.