VIDEO: Ex-ambassador responds to Biden’s claim of getting arrested in South Africa
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A former U.S. ambassador said he can’t recall Joe Biden getting arrested during a visit to South Africa in the 1970s, which the vice president and presidential candidate has claimed in recent weeks.
Andrew Young, a former congressman and mayor of Atlanta who served as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations between 1977 and 1979 and extensively traveled with Biden, cast doubt on the story the former senator has been telling at campaign stops about the two of them being arrested on the streets of Johannesburg.
The article goes on to state the following:
“No, I was never arrested and I don’t think he was, either,” Young told the New York Times. “Now, people were being arrested in Washington. I don’t think there was ever a situation where congressmen were arrested in South Africa.”
At a South Carolina campaign rally, Biden claimed, “This day, 30 years ago, Nelson Mandela walked out of prison and entered into discussions about apartheid. I had the great honor of meeting him. I had the great honor of being arrested with our U.N. ambassador on the streets of Soweto trying to get to see him on Robbens Island.”
Biden never mentioned the arrest in his 2007 memoir, which covered his trips to South Africa in the ’70s.
The New York Times couldn’t find any record of his arrest in the paper’s archives, nor has Biden ever disclosed the incident publicly.
Joe Biden says he was arrested in Soweto, South Africa “trying to get to see [Nelson Mandela]” on Robben Island.
The only problem? Soweto is 872 miles from Robben Island and THIS NEVER HAPPENED. It’s a complete fabrication by the former Vice President.pic.twitter.com/WfcQdk0aMH
— Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa🌹 (@CDRosa) February 22, 2020
Joe Biden has told audiences — 3 times in the last 2 weeks — that he was arrested 40 years ago in South Africa while trying to meet Nelson Mandela. The episode is not in his memoir and he hasn’t spoken prominently of it before. https://t.co/mRmc15i6Gp
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 21, 2020
.@JoeBiden claimed he was arrested in South Africa, alongside a US ambassador.
The ambassador he claimed to be with, however, said he “was never arrested” and doubted Biden was either.https://t.co/69GqHFRVC2
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) February 22, 2020
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