Biden calls current GOP ‘worse’ than the ‘real racists’ he served with in the Senate in the ’70s

President Joe Biden heartily attacked Republican lawmakers Wednesday night during a private campaign fundraiser in San Francisco, California.

Biden has been battling with House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA), other House Republicans, and, from a distance, former President Donald Trump over efforts to reform immigration policy and extend aid to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. During the fundraiser, the president claimed that this group was harder to deal with than the “real racists” he served with in the Senate in the 1970s.

“I’ve been a senator since ’72. I’ve served with real racists. I’ve served with Strom Thurmond. I’ve served with all these guys that have set terrible records on race,” Biden told a group of donors, per traveling press. “But guess what? These guys are worse. These guys do not believe in basic democratic principles.”

The president proceeded to recall
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