VIDEO: Ex-ambassador responds to Biden’s claim of getting arrested in South Africa

FEBRUARY 22, 2020

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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.

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“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.

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