Biden 1974 Interview: “Politicians Can Take Away the First Amendment”


Former Vice President Joe Biden told a journalist in 1974 that “cruddy politicians” like himself could “take away” the First Amendment if they wanted .

The current 2020 Democrat frontrunner made the comments to Washingtonian magazine while being interviewed for a profile published in June 1974. Biden, then only 31-years-old, came to regret the interview, as his penchant for gaffes and insensitive remarks—traits defining later portions of his career—heavily colored the piece. At the time, however, Biden appeared eager to discuss his life as the nation’s youngest senator.

I am proud to be a politician ,” Biden told then-Washingtonian writer Kitty Kelley, who authored the profile. “ There is no other walk of life which can do more good for mankind than politics. It influences everything that happens to the American people.

Biden proceeded, according to Kelley, to lean “over his desk to shake his finger at me” while explaining elected officials like himself had the power to “take away” constitutionally protected rights if they saw fit.

And, whether you like it or not, young lady, ” he said. “ Us cruddy politicians can take away that First Amendment of yours if we want to.

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Brazen exposure of taking the rights of all Americans one right at a time. Behold, the progressive agenda!

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Sadly, it doesn’t matter what dirt gets dredged up on this pedophile dinosaur. He’ll state his position on this matter has since ”evolved”. Media will continue running interference on his behalf. I’m beginning to understand this whole “clown world” thing.


As the original 1974 article notes, it was an off-hand remark that wasn’t explained or questioned as Biden had to go vote.

Didn’t Trump say he could shoot someone in the middle of the street and that you all would still vote for him?

And he said cops should ignore due process and confiscate guns letting the courts sort it out later.

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Settle down leftists…we all know that Biden has long been an opponent of free speech and continues to be to this day.

Lmao, Trump won’t even allow WHDB’s anymore he’s so scared of the press…

That’s not the first time you’ve been disingenuous about what he actually said. In context, he was referring to mentally ill people, not gun owners in general.

Trump certainly gets away with all his offhand remarks that oppose law and due process…:roll_eyes:

Did you have a comment to go with this?

This is a problem that has no political boundaries. :man_shrugging:


A double header!

Whataboutism AND off topic in one post.