Yesterday (October 13), The New York Post outed yet another self-serving Joe Biden lie.
Biden recently claimedthat when he was a teenager, he regularly attended church services at the (black) Union Baptist Church in Wilmington, Delaware. Biden has claimed he did this because he identified with blacks’ struggle for Civil Rights, so he became a Civil Rights organizer at this church.
But people from the church deny that it ever happened.
Biden stated this lie to a crowd of parishioners at the Bethlehem Baptist Church in South Carolina on Jan. 20, telling them that on Sunday mornings, he’d first go to the 8 A.M. Catholic Mass and then went to Reverend Herring’s church to help them organize their Civil Rights plans. He said, “I got my education, for real, in the black church, and that’s not hyperbole. It’s a fact.”
Several days earlier in Iowa, at an NAACP event, Biden also iterated the claim, saying his “political identity” was shaped by his experiences at the church. He said, “I was raised in the black church politically — not a joke.”
But it simply isn’t true. Congregants and a longtime assistant to Herring at the prominent black church said they never remembered Biden attending as he claimed and said he met Herring as an adult.
Two longtime members of the church, Phyllis Drummond and Juanita Matthew, both denied ever seeing the teenaged Biden there. The latter said, “Herring only befriended Biden after the newly elected senator’s wife and daughter were killed in a tragic car accident in 1972, but called the lawmaker “a great friend of the church and the pastor.”
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