In a new Op-Ed for Fox News, Tom Del Beccaro argues that the real reason wants his papers kept under wraps in Delaware is because he knows his previous policy positions will further divide Democrats.
Alex Marlow tweeted after Biden’s Morning Joe interview:
WATCH: Biden refuses to release Senate papers of “speeches I’ve made, positions I’ve taken, interviews that I did overseas” because “they could really be taken out of context.”…what are you hiding @JoeBiden?
WATCH: Biden refuses to release Senate papers of “speeches I’ve made, positions I’ve taken, interviews that I did overseas” because “they could really be taken out of context.”
— Alex Marlow (@AlexMarlow) May 2, 2020
De Beccaro writes:
In a recent interview in which he denied sexual assault allegations made by his former Senate staffer Tara Reade, Biden made this extraordinary comment:
“There’s a lot of things — of speeches I’ve made, positions I’ve taken, interviews that I did overseas with people — all of those things related to my job. And the idea that they would all be made public … while I was running for public office, they can be really taken out of context … For example, when I go, when I met with Putin or when I met with whomever.”
That is a mind-boggling position for a candidate for the highest office in the land to take. Biden literally is saying that he does not want Americans to know the positions he has taken prior to voting for him.
Better yet, despite D.C. Democrats impeaching President Trump – with Joe Biden’s support – over what he said to a foreign leader, Biden tells us that what he said to foreign leaders is off-limits.
The reason for all that is the plain truth encapsulated in this headline from the liberal LA Times in March 2019: “The burden of a 40-year career: Some of Joe Biden’s record doesn’t age well.”
That is why Biden doesn’t want files about his public speeches disgorged.
We can’t forget that the moment in the sun for Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., was when she attacked Biden on his busing record. He also knows his prior position on gay marriage, i.e. voting to outlaw it, is out of step with today’s Democrats, as well as his stance on reforming Social Security and Medicare.
The reason Biden wants his records kept under wraps is that he knows they will prevent him from unifying Democrats. His positions will further divide his party and divided parties cannot win national elections. Look no further than the Democrat Party of 1968 that split over Vietnam and lost to Richard Nixon.
In sum, Biden’s papers are an inconvenient truth about his record that he doesn’t want to be rehashed at this moment in time. He literally doesn’t want American’s to know what he has said and done in an era when his party has attempted to investigate every aspect of Donald Trump imaginable.