Watch Joe Biden flip out and insist you can’t trust FBI reports during Clarence Thomas hearing

Former Vice President Joe Biden is eating his words after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tweeted a damning 1991 video of Biden dismissing FBI reports during the Senate confirmation hearings of then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas.

Biden — who is demanding an FBI investigation of the dubious 36-year-old groping allegations against Brett Kavanaugh — dismissed the 1991 FBI reports about the sexual harassment allegations then leveled against Clarence Thomas by Anita Hill.

At the time, Joe Biden was the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, just like Chuck Grassley is today.

 

“The next person who refers to an FBI report as being worth anything obviously doesn’t understand anything,” Biden said in the 1991 video. “The FBI explicitly does NOT — in this or any other case — reach a conclusion. Period. The reason why we cannot rely on the FBI report — and you wouldn’t like it if we did — is because it is inconclusive.”

Biden explained, “[The FBI investigations] say ‘he said, she said and they said.’ Period. So when people wave an FBI report before you, understand that they do not — they do not — reach conclusions. They do not make recommendations.”

At the time, Biden trashed the FBI investigation after their reports showed that Anita Hill had offered conflicting statements about the alleged sexual harassment she claimed she experienced while working with Clarence Thomas at the EEOC.

Now, of course, Joe Biden has opportunistically changed his tune about FBI investigations because it’s politically expedient.

Meanwhile, all the arguments Biden passionately made against relying on FBI investigations are exactly the same ones Republicans made in response to Democrats’ insistence that Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination be delayed until the FBI investigates the decades-old allegations made by liberal professor Christine Blasey Ford.

Despite the Democratic obstructionism, the Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a vote for September 28 to decide on Kavanaugh’s confirmation, as BizPac Review reported.

Republicans, stand your ground.

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Samantha Chang

Samantha Chang

Samantha Chang is a politics/lifestyle writer and a financial editor. She is a law school graduate and an alum of the University of Pennsylvania. You can find her on Twitter at @Samantha_Chang.
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