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1993 Joe Biden Defended KKK-Linked Confederate Group as ‘Many Fine People’
However, speaking at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on July 22, 1993, during the confirmation process for Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Biden himself offered something of a positive endorsement for the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), which has been linked to the Ku Klux Klan.
A recently resurfaced video clip shows Joe Biden calling members of a Confederate heritage group “fine people” in 1993 — nearly mirroring President Trump’s 2017 remarks that some protesters opposing the removal of Confederate statues in Charlottesville, Va., were “very fine people.”
That was a reference to Moseley-Braun remarks earlier in the day concerning the UDP, an organization that Salon has reported “keeps Confederate statues standing and spreads lies about America’s history of slavery.”
“Since the UDC was founded in 1894, it has maintained a covert connection with the Ku Klux Klan,” Heidi Christensen, the former president of the Seattle chapter of the UDC, told Salon.
“In fact, in many ways, the group was the de facto women’s auxiliary of the KKK at the turn of the century. It’s a connection the group downplays now, but evidence of it is easily discoverable — you don’t even have to look very hard to find it.”
Salon noted that the UDC has published pro-KKK books and established pro-KKK monuments.