United States Senate transcripts analyzed by Breitbart News reveal former Vice President Joe Biden, the current 2020 Democrat presidential nominee, used the N-word two additional times on the record during his time as senator.
The transcripts, both from the 1970s, are different from those previously reported by Breitbart News. Last summer Breitbart discovered Biden had used the N-word 13 times during a 1985 senate hearing. In those 13 occasions, Biden was quoting other people.
In the 1985 transcript, Biden was questioning William Reynolds, then-President Ronald Reagan’s assistant attorney general for civil rights, when Reynolds was under consideration for a promotion to be associate attorney general. Biden asked Reynolds about his role in a redistricting plan in Louisiana that courts later invalidated.
A memo sent to Reynolds by Rep. Charles Emile Bruneau of New Orleans allegedly used heated racial language that Biden openly quoted in the hearings.
“We already have a n***** mayor (in New Orleans), and we don’t need another n***** bigshot,” Bruneau was quoted in that document as saying, which Biden brought up repeatedly while using the N-word.
The new transcripts show Biden using the N-word not quoting someone else. In 1973 at a Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing Biden said the “less educated” members of his “constituency” would say things like “We don’t want no n*ggers here, boy. You understand me?”
The full quote from Biden from the July 16, 1973 Senate hearings, as it appears in U.S. Senate transcripts reads:
And you say things time and again-I-don’t mean this in an argumentative sense. My point is you say if a program is to be meaningful to the community the best test is to place the responsibility on the locally elected official who will not remain in office for long if the city decides the program is not meaningful enough. Meaningful to whom? I grant they will not stay in if it is meaningful to the needy poor and it happens to infringe upon their lovely locality. They stand up in areas like mine, the area where I live – and mine is as enlightened as any other area in the country – the educational standard I think is the second highest on a county basis nationwide – and you’re going to get people standing up and saying, ‘I love my fellow man. I am concerned about his housing. But we happen to have a sewer problem here,’ or, ‘We happen to have a school problem. We happen to have six million other problems.’ And they are saying the same thing in those areas as my less educated constituency down on a particular side of the city says, ‘We don’t want no n*ggers here, boy. You understand me?’ And they are just two different ways of saying the same thing. And I have yet to see many local officials who want. to appear in the second version of ‘Profiles in Courage.’ There aren’t a whole lot of them around.
Less than three years later, Biden did it again on March 11, 1976, as revealed by a U.S. Senate transcript from a Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing. In this instance, Biden was also not directly quoting someone else. That full quote reads:
I’m going to say it another way I think you would agree – discrimination I’m going to say it another way I think you would agree – discrimination has become very, very sophisticated. It’s not much in vogue to be a George Wallace of the 1950’s and say we don’t like no n*ggers. You don’t say that kind of thing anymore. We say we care about our black brother and we’re very concerned, while we’re doing in a surreptitious way the same thing we did when we came flat out the other way and used discriminatory language. Discrimination is harder to ferret out today, in my opinion than it ever was before because those that are in fact prejudiced have become extremely sophisticated in the way in which they can avoid the law. So that makes your job more difficult.
Biden’s history with racism and the black community is not one of the candidate’s strongest suits in an election year where the left has put race front and center.
Biden had a close relationship with former Ku Klux Klan bigwig Robert Byrd, was responsible for passing the controversial 1994 Clinton crime bill—which critics say unjustly locked up countless black men—and opposed busing in the 1970s for fear it would lead to a “racial jungle,” among many others.
This year, Biden’s gaffes regarding race on the campaign trail have made headlines. In one instance, the former vice president said “poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.” In another, he told voters “you ain’t black” if you’re voting for Trump over him.