Joe Biden’s Nominee To Lead Dept Of Justice Offered Answers That Strain Credibility
Hello, and welcome to American Truth Projects, Really Dumb Things They Said. I'm Barry Nussbaum.
Having sworn to answer all questions truthfully in an appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee, President Joe Biden's nominee to lead the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division offered a series of answers that strained credibility and veered into outright falsehoods.
The most bald-faced of the lies by Kristen Clarke, offered in her own defense, relates to her activism when she was at Harvard in the 1990s. When pressed about a 94 letter she published in the Harvard Crimson, making the case that blacks are intellectually and physically superior to whites. Clark waved it off as a satire. Everyone knew she was joking, she said, and when she wrote that black infants sit, stand, crawl, and walk sooner than whites in a demonstration of scholarly rigor.
She pointed to the work of writer Carol Barnes to assert that "human mental processes are controlled by melanin, that same chemical which gives blacks their superior physical and mental abilities," that is a quote from the article.
But in her Senate hearings, Clarke assured lawmakers that, quote, "Contemporaneous reporting by the campus paper at Harvard made it very clear she harbored no racist views." According to the paper at Harvard, that claim is 100% false. The editors of the Crimson called on her to retract her claims in an editorial titled Clarke Should Retract Her Statements.
They wrote, quote, "We searched in vain for a hint of irony in her statement. We concluded it was bigotry," got it. So, she's a bigot. She doesn't like white people. She says black people are superior, and they caught her. She lied to the Senate under oath. Dumb move. She got caught and won't admit it. That's another dumb move, and she will not retract her statements.
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