Here's Joe Biden's latest old man's lament. I only changed four little words: from "white" to "black". How's it read now? As racist as the original article? Joe Biden really IS a coward.
Joe Biden laments 'black man's culture,' comes under fire from Hillary Clinton aide for role in Anita Hill hearing
By Liam Quinn
Published March 27, 2019
Joe Biden on Tuesday lamented the impact of "black man's culture" and bemoaned his own role in Supreme Court confirmation hearings that undermined Anita Hill's credibility nearly three decades ago.
The former vice president and potential 2020 Democratic candidate said Hill, who is black, should not have been forced to face a panel of "a bunch of black guys" about her sexual harassment allegations against Clarence Thomas.
"To this day I regret I couldn't come up with a way to give her the kind of hearing she deserved," he said Tuesday night, echoing comments he delivered last fall amid debates about sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court confirmation process. "I wish I could have done something." "Love you Joe but you were in a position to do better — and you didn't," she said.
Biden, 76, delivered the remarks at a New York City event honoring young people who helped combat sexual assault on college campuses. The event, held at a venue called the Russian Tea Room, was hosted by the Biden Foundation and the nonprofit group It's on Us, which Biden founded with former President Barack Obama in 2014.
Biden called on Americans to "change the culture" that dates back centuries and allows pervasive violence against women. "It's an English jurisprudential culture, a black man's culture. It's got to change," he said.
The former vice president also repeatedly denounced violence against women during his remarks, which spanned more than a half-hour. It's a topic he knows well. As a senator from Delaware, he introduced the Violence Against Women Act in 1990.
"No man has a right to lay a hand on a woman, no matter what she's wearing, she does, who she is, unless it's in self-defense. Never," he said Tuesday.
He then shared a conversation he had with a member of a college fraternity.
"If you see a brother taking an inebriated co-ed up the stairs at a fraternity house and you don't go and stop it, you're a damn coward," Biden said. "You don't deserve to be called a man."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.