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‘Repeatedly Betrayed Black Voters’: Sanders Co-Chair Rips Into Joe Biden

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The national co-chair of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2020 campaign tore into former Vice President Joe Biden’s record on race in an op-ed Sunday.

Biden has “repeatedly betrayed black voters,” Turner argued in an op-ed published in South Carolina newspaper The State.

She hammered Biden’s opposition to forced desegregation busing and his work with segregationist senators, writing: “Biden didn’t just vote for bills designed to prevent black students from accessing white schools: in a series of personal letters he actively courted pro-segregation senators to support the legislation.”

“Sanders, by contrast, began his work in politics by organizing civil rights protests. As a college student, he helped lead a local chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality in its push to desegregate housing. Sanders participated in the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington and was arrested for protesting rampant school segregation in Chicago,” Turner wrote.

“In addition, Sanders has been pushing an education plan that supports local efforts to combat racial segregation.”

“Biden also fought alongside right-wing Republicans to pass so-called ‘welfare reform’ that reduced financial support for low-income families,” Turner added.

“Biden echoed former President Ronald Reagan’s dishonest ‘welfare queen’ language and wrote a column conjuring an ugly stereotype of ‘welfare mothers driving luxury cars and leading lifestyles that mirror the rich and famous.’”

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Voting for Biden would be tantamount to “going backward for black voters,” Turner concluded, while voting for Sanders would mean “we are going forward into a future of empowerment and equality for all.”

Biden’s campaign didn’t immediately return the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment on Turner’s op-ed.

Biden has been a consistent frontrunner in South Carolina, where black voters are a key constituency for Democrats. Sanders, meanwhile, holds narrow leads in both Iowa and New Hampshire, according to RealClearPolitics’ polling average for both states.

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  1. Thomas K. Pedersen

    BIDEN ? How about commenting in the FACT that the Democrat Party has betrayed loyal black voters for fifty years? And so has Sanders and the entire Progressive Left? Oh sure, they have made promises and appeared before the black community…but ONLY as an election approached. After the black community helped them stay in power, that community received only WORDS and no action until two years later; the black community has not only been betrayed…they have been taken for granted by the Left. Worse than that, the Left has promulgated programs that literally KEEP the black community dependent on government services…first creating and then foisting a continuous dependency on government that kept the black community on the Progressive Left plantation. All this is now unavoidedly apparent as President Trump has actually signed a prison reform bill and acted to reduce unemployment int he black community to record low levels, keeping his promise that if they would “take a chance” on him, he would actually DO POSITIVE THINGS…and he has. Sanders tells the truth…but not the WHOLE truth. Sanders’ Socialist motivation was to disrupt our Capitalist society; that there was some benefit to the black community was not his main concern, despite his words. His is a striving for power and authority, not to serve our country or the people in it.

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