At a town hall in Spartanburg Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden praised former reformed segregationist Senator Fritz Hollings (D-SC) as a “great, great friend.”
Joe Biden: “I’m going to say it’s good to be back in Spartanburg. You know, I want to thank you, Tyrus, for the induction. The fact of the matter is that I want to thank all of you for coming out today. And folks, you know, I spent an awful lot of time in South Carolina because of my good friend, and he was my great, great friend and helped me a great deal through some very difficult times, Fritz Hollings, and I miss him.”
Old foot in mouth Joe strikes again!
Hollings’s long political career included a segregationist stint when he was governor of South Carolina from 1959 to 1963. During this time, the Confederate battle flag was flown above the South Carolina State House and beneath the United States and South Carolina flags. The Confederate flag was moved to fly over the building’s dome in 1961, as part of a commemoration of the centenary of the Civil War.
In the final address of his gubernatorial career, Hollings softened on segregation, telling the South Carolina General Assembly that the integration of Clemson University must be done with “law and order.”
But Hollings’s turn on segregation did not prevent him from criticizing his colleagues with offensive language. While serving in the Senate in 1981, he referred to Democratic Ohio senator Howard Metzenbaum, who was Jewish, as “the senator from B’nai B’rith,” during a floor debate. More
My dad always said: “Take a good hard look at your friends, because that’s who you are.”
Has Joe Biden met a segregationist yet that he doesn’t have a great deal of affection for? ?
Joe Biden Praises Reformed Segregationist Fritz Hollings — Again — in South Carolina | Breitbart https://t.co/S8iyLcHlH0
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 28, 2019
Joe Biden sure is entertaining. These leftist pollsters keep reporting Biden beats Trump if the election were held today. LOL, in what world?