Throughout an address celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in America, President Joe Biden made wildly inaccurate claims regarding his role in the Civil Rights movement… again.
Sunday, Biden gave a speech at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta and repeated false claims about his supposed history protesting apartheid as well.
Beginning remarks, Biden said he has two political heroes in his life, naming Dr. King one of them:
Referencing former Atlanta mayor and close MLK Jr. confidante Andrew Young, Biden said, “Andy and I took on apartheid in South Africa, and a whole lot else,” a claim he made on the campaign trail.
He also said he used to attend a Black church.
In 2020, Biden went as far as saying he was detained by South African police while trying to visit Nelson Mandela in prison.
During another event honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King on Monday, Biden sang happy birthday to the wife of MLK III, the reverend’s eldest son.
Throughout his career, Biden has falsely claimed involvement in the Civil Rights and anti-apartheid movements repeatedly. In 2021, he made similar inaccurate claims.