Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Joe Biden voted to give Robert E. Lee his US citizenship before using him to slander Trump

Joe Biden, who last week blasted President Trump over a protest to bring down a statue of Robert E. Lee, voted to restore the Confederate general's citizenship early in his Senate career.

In 1975, Biden joined a unanimous Senate vote to restore citizenship to Lee, 110 years after the Virginian surrendered his Army of Northern Virginia to the Union general and future President Ulysses S. Grant. There were 10 dissenters in the House of Representatives, among them Rep. John Conyers Jr., a black Democrat from Michigan, who scoffed that the resolution was “Bicentennial fluff." Conyers retired in 2017.


  1. These new bigoted Democrats need to learn from one of their supposed icons, one who would probably be banned from their party today.

    "For, as a New Englander, I recognize that the South is still the land of Washington, who made our Nation - of Jefferson, who shaped its directions - and of Robert E. Lee who, after gallant failure, urged those who had followed him in bravery to re-unite America in purpose and courage." --Senator John F. Kennedy, Sept 17, 1960, Raleigh, NC as candidate for President

    --Ron W