Biden Claims There Were No Race Riots Under Obama – Forgetting Race Riots Under Obama
On Thursday, in an interview with MSNBC, Joe Biden blamed President Trump for the nationwide violent riots, saying that Trump was part of the problem.
Biden continued by comparing Trump’s first term to former President Barack Obama’s second term, where Biden served as vice president, saying that “[F]or the last four years we weren’t having riots, racial riots. When they occurred, we didn’t have to call in the National Guard.”
Except, Biden is conveniently revising history here. In 2014, in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting and violent riots that ensued in Ferguson, Missouri and elsewhere, Governor Jay Nixon called in the National Guard.
Nixon stated at the time:
“Tonight, a day of hope, prayers, and peaceful protests was marred by the violent criminal acts of an organized and growing number of individuals, many from outside the community and state, whose actions are putting the residents and businesses of Ferguson at risk. I am directing the highly capable men and women of the Missouri National Guard to assist … in restoring peace and order to this community.”
Fox News reports that in the November of that year, “the National Guard was posted again when violence broke out after a grand jury voted not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for Brown’s death. After the decision, violent protests also broke out in Oakland, where dozens were arrested.”
Fox continues by citing other examples of the National Guard being utilized during the Obama-Biden second term:
“[Then] in April 2015, the city of Baltimore experienced nights of rioting, looting and arson in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray, 25, in police custody. The Maryland National Guard was called up, the first time for a civil disturbance in the state since 1968. A nightly curfew was imposed, and more than 200 people were arrested.
“And in September 2016, protests in Charlotte, N.C., over the death of Keith Lamont Scott, 43, turned violent. North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency and called in the National Guard after Charlotte’s police chief said he needed the help.”
So Biden, as he often does, is lying. And the reason he is trying to push the fault of the nationwide rioting on Trump is because the Democrat party’s polling is plummeting on this issue. And, should the unrest continue, their falling polling numbers will deservedly continue as well.