This morning, former Vice President Joe Biden released a powerful statement in The Atlantic. He remembers being part of the first inauguration of an African American President, and calls on Americans to stand up to President Trump, who has created an environment where white supremacy can flourish unchecked.
In The Atlantic’s piece, Biden says,
‘A week after Boston, we saw the truth of this president: He won’t stop. His contempt for the U.S. Constitution and willingness to divide this nation knows no bounds. Now he’s pardoned a law-enforcement official who terrorized the Latino community, violated its constitutional rights, defied a federal court order to stop, and ran a prison system so rife with torture and abuse he himself called it a “concentration camp.”
You, me, and the citizens of this country carry a special burden in 2017. We have to do what our president has not. We have to uphold America’s values. We have to do what he will not. We have to defend our Constitution. We have to remember our kids are watching. We have to show the world America is still a beacon of light.
Joined together, we are more than 300 million strong. Joined together, we will win this battle for our soul. Because if there’s one thing I know about the American people, it’s this: When it has mattered most, they have never let this nation down.’
Read the full piece at https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/08/joe-biden-after-charlottesville/538128/.