Tim Scott Highlights Biden’s Past Association With KKK Member

As President Joe Biden seeks to regain support from black voters ahead of the 2024 election, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) has brought attention to Biden’s past associations, particularly with Senator Robert Byrd, a known member of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).

Scott criticized the media for downplaying the story, highlighting the double standard in coverage between Republicans and Democrats. He described Biden’s relationship with Byrd as a “disgusting reflection” of his character, accusing him of promoting division rather than unity.

During an interview with host Sean Hannity, the conversation turned to Biden’s past actions, including his partnership with Byrd to oppose the integration of public schools and busing. Hannity questioned why this aspect of Biden’s history was not receiving more attention, especially considering criticism from Vice President Kamala Harris during the 2020 presidential primary debate.

“The thing that is the most unbelievable to me and if it were a Republican probably would be career-killing, which is him partnering with his friend and mentor, a former Klansman to stop the integration of public schools and busing,” Hannity said. “Even Kamala Harris criticized him for that — in that — that presidential primary debate in 2020. I was that girl, I believe she said, and because he didn’t want public schools, his words, to be racial jungles. Am I like the only one in the country that dares to bring this up and ask incredulously why doesn’t anyone care about that?”

Scott echoed Hannity’s sentiments, pointing out the lack of coverage from mainstream media outlets like CNN and MSNBC. He emphasized the need to expose Biden’s past, including his remarks about public schools being “racial jungles,” and called for increased awareness of Biden’s associations with individuals like Byrd.

“You know, they’re not playing that on CNN,” Scott replied. “You know they’re not playing it on MSNBC. They are not sharing the truth of who Joe Biden has always been. We should run commercial after commercial with Kamala Harris telling Joe Biden what he did in the 1960s, and in addition to that, we should make sure that his words of the jungle, what a disgusting reflection of who he is. I will say this without question, jobs and justice are moving more Black folks toward Donald Trump, because we want fairness and what we hear from Joe Biden over and over again is a pandering tour. But your have 100% right, to associate with a racist, a KKK member, and to celebrate it, you can only do that when all of the national media goes dark. They won’t cover any negative news on Joe Biden.”

Biden infamously eulogized Byrd, who recruited and led a 150-member chapter of the KKK, declaring him to be a “friend,” a “mentor,” and a “guide.”

Recent polling data indicates a decline in Biden’s support among black voters, with a 12% decrease since 2020. In contrast, former President Donald Trump has seen an increase in support, with 22% of black Americans indicating their intention to vote for him.

A survey conducted by The New York Times/Siena found that Trump is garnering over 20% of black voters’ support, marking the highest level of support for a Republican presidential candidate since the enactment of the Civil Rights Act in 1964.