During the Second Step Presidential Justice Forum at Benedict College, a historically black college, on Saturday, Joe Biden was asked by an African American woman in the audience, “If I were your daughter, what advice would you give me the next time I am stopped by the police?”
“If you were my daughter, you’d be a Caucasian girl and you wouldn’t be pulled over,” he said.
Biden failed to realize how insulting and racist his comment was because he even tweeted a video of the exchange:
Institutional racism should no longer exist. As president, I'll put forward change to help put an end to it. pic.twitter.com/DQtPzGIfNq
— Joe Biden (Text Join to 30330) (@JoeBiden) October 27, 2019
Does Joe Biden really think that cops don’t pull over white girls? Really?
Instead of accusing law enforcement officers of institutional racism, perhaps Biden should have explained how his niece Caroline Biden avoided jail time after stealing $100,000 in a credit card scam.
But, I digress.
Biden wasn’t the only one to suggest that police officers are racist. Bernie Sanders was also at the event, and was asked, “If I’m your son, what advice would you give me next time I’m pulled over by a police officer?”
“I would respect what they are doing so that you don’t get shot in the back of the head, but I would also be very mindful of the fact that as a nation, we have got to hold police officers accountable for the actions that they commit,” Sanders told him.
If you are wealthy and powerful, or maybe the president, you are above the law. But if you are poor, if you're Black, if you're Hispanic, it's a different story. Maybe I'm old fashioned but I happen to believe in equal justice for all people. pic.twitter.com/GLLgI3KBVc
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) October 27, 2019
Because police officers have a tendency to shoot people in the back of the head when they pull people over?
This pandering to African-American voters at the expense of law enforcement is beneath anyone seeking the presidency. It is shameful to suggest that law enforcement as an institution is racist. These people put their lives on the line on a daily basis to protect the public. There is no excuse for blanketly accusing them of racism.