Joe Biden’s recent comments on a talk show, where he suggested black people ‘ain’t black’ if they don’t vote for him, was the gaffe of the century.
The comments are indefensible, but that doesn’t mean some people won’t try to defend them anyway.
One such person is Texas Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee.
FOX News reports:
Rep. Jackson Lee claims Biden made ‘you ain’t black’ comment ‘in jest’, his record on race ‘is present’
House Judiciary Committee member Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, dismissed claims Friday that former Vice President Joe Biden was taking the African-American vote for granted or being insensitive when he made controversial remarks on a New York-based radio show.
Biden told “The Breakfast Club” that if African-Americans have a problem “figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
Jackson Lee told “Special Report” host Bret Baier that Biden’s appearance on the talk show was the “right thing to do”, since “The Breakfast Club” has a wide reach across the African-American community.
“And then, as well, I think the right thing to do was to own up that it might not have been as funny as we might have thought originally … because it was done in jest,” Jackson Lee said. “To be able to match his record up against his opponent any day, I believe he will come out with 100 percent [of the vote]. The vice president knows he can’t take any community for granted and particularly the African-American community.”
People can see this for what it is.
Joe Biden’s campaign called Sheila Jackson Lee and ask her to hit the airwaves to defend him. She was on Fox’s News with Bret Bair so pretty sure panic has set in because she would never go on Fox’s otherwise…
— Jane (@OrthoA) May 22, 2020
As expected, Democrats are disregarding Biden’s comments. According to Sheila Jackson Lee, his comments were all in jest…and it’s not what he said! Guess we all heard him wrong. 🤷♀️ If Trump had said the same thing, the media would try to destroy him! #YouAintBlack #Trump2020 🇺🇸
— Stephanie Matthews (@jedi_princess74) May 22, 2020
What an absolute farce.