Joe Biden tentatively popped his head out of the basement this week to answer some questions from reporters and to announce that he’s taking a trip to Kenosha, Wisconsin in a blatant attempt to follow in President Trump’s footsteps. From the moment Biden opened his mouth, though, it became abundantly clear (again) why his handlers have been keeping him on such a short, scripted leash. When this guy starts speaking off the cuff, the wheels come off the bus in fast fashion.
One reporter asked Biden if he agreed with his running mate, Kamala Harris, that the police officer sho shot rapist Jacob Blake should be charged with murder.
“I think we should let the judicial system work its way. I do think there’s a minimum need to be charged, the officers, and as well as Breonna Taylor,” he said, clear as mud.
Breonna Taylor? Really? Is that just the first random name that came to his head? Biden should be careful not to conflate these stories – very different circumstances led to the deaths of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, and Jacob Blake. You’re falling for a very slippery narrative when you lump them all together. Yes, they all died at the hands of police, but beyond that you can hardly compare the situations.
Well, there is one comparison we can make, and that’s that the real facts behind these deaths differ wildly from the readily-accepted narrative forced upon us by Black Lives Matter and the left-wing media. Of course, we’re talking about a mainstream media (and a Democratic Party) that continues to celebrate Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, so we can’t act as if we’re surprised.
In any case, after his first confused remarks, Biden continued into the murkiness of his own mind.
“And I might add, by the way, I think what happened in Portland, where a, one of the Trump guys riding along in vans inciting response, shooting rubber bullets I guess, or paintballs, apparently there was someone shot by someone in the crowd, with a bullet, killed,” he said, bafflingly.
“I think that person should meet the legal requirements of whatever that calls for, it should be investigated, and it should follow through on what needs to be done,” he continued. “Let the judicial system work. Let’s make sure justice is done.”