President Joe Biden told an audience of black students on the grounds of Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University on Tuesday that he was arrested during the civil rights struggle, though there is no evidence that such an arrest ever happened.
Biden was speaking in support of Democrats’ so-called “voting rights” legislation, including the John Lewis Voting Rights Act Advancement Act and the Freedom to Vote Act, which are one-sided bills currently struggling to pass a Senate filibuster.
In closing his speech, Biden told students at the historically black institutions that the vote on these bills was a defining moment, one that would mark whether leaders were on the side of the Abraham Lincoln or Jefferson Davis. He added:
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