Joe Biden Regrets the Handling of Anita Hill’s Hearings

Robert Valencia
Mar 28, 2019 - 5:00
Joe Biden Regrets the Handling of Anita Hill’s Hearings

Former Vice President Joe Biden, who is mulling whether to embark on a presidential campaign next year, said on Tuesday evening that he did not give Anita Hill “the hearing she deserved” almost three decades ago, following allegations of sexual harassment against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. “A brave lawyer, a really notable woman, Anita Hill, a professor, showed the courage of a lifetime talking about her experience being harassed by Clarence Thomas,” Biden told attendees at The Biden Courage Awards in New York. “But she paid a terrible price. She was abused in the hearing. She was taken advantage of. Her reputation was attacked. I wish I could have done something.”

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5 Replies to “Joe Biden Regrets the Handling of Anita Hill’s Hearings”

  1. Biden will ALWAYS be a NO for me based on how he handled Anita Hill’s hearing. Honestly, the reason why Biden is leading the Iowa Caucus right now is because of his association with Obama. He doesn’t want to even officially announce his intent on running for president without Stacy Abrams. What can Biden do without the help of a better qualified black politician?! WHY IS HE LEADING THE POLLS?! Is America THAT DUMB?!

  2. Look at his handling of segregation in the 70’s as well. Yet another politician that only cares about staying in office, and will do whatever it takes to please his base. He tries to portray himself as an ally just like Kamala , who has been just as bad or if not worse for the black community.

  3. It’s very telling he’s saying all this now and maybe not… oh I dunno… when the Kavanaugh hearings were happening or any other time in the last 30 years. “I wish I could’ve done something”!?!? Really Joe! You could’ve and you didn’t and you’re now just speaking up as you are nearing the potential to throw your name into the crowded hat of nominees. Not. Buying. It!

  4. I agree, Joe Biden only cares about himself and now that black women black men, all women and POC men are claiming their power, he wants to make up for being an asshole. TOO LITTLE TOO LATE.

  5. Hmm, the others “coming to Biden’s defense” are conservatives. They wouldn’t vote for Biden regardless of WHAT he’s done or not done.
    More to the point, he’s had literally DECADES to apologize directly to Anita Hill. And to this day, even as he brings it up again, he still hasn’t done it.
    “In an interview last year with Elle magazine, Hill was asked about Biden’s statement the previous year that he owed her an apology. She responded that the topic had “become sort of a running joke in the household when someone rings the doorbell and we’re not expecting company.”
    “‘Oh, we say, ‘is that Joe Biden coming to apologize?’” she told the magazine.

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