Biden Condemns Violent Protests: ‘We Must Not Allow This Pain to Destroy Us’

Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) is speaking out about the violent demonstrations which took place in several cities across the country in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

“Protesting such brutality is right and necessary. It’s an utterly American response,” Biden said in a statement late Saturday night. “But burning down communities and needless destruction is not. Violence that endangers lives is not. Violence that guts and shutters businesses that serve the community is not.”

“The act of protesting should never be allowed to overshadow the reason we protest. It should not drive people away from the just cause that protest is meant to advance,” he continued.

“I know that there are people all across this country who are suffering tonight. Suffering the loss of a loved one to intolerable circumstances, like the Floyd family, or to the virus that is still gripping our nation. Suffering economic hardships, whether due to COVID-19 or entrenched inequalities in our system. And I know that a grief that dark and deep may at times feel too heavy to bear.”

“We are a nation in pain, but we must not allow this pain to destroy us. We are a nation enraged, but we cannot allow our rage to consume us. We are a nation exhausted, but we will not allow our exhaustion to defeat us,” Biden added.

Biden’s comments came as public officials made an appeal for peaceful protests to honor the memory of Floyd. 

On Friday, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D) denounced the violent demonstrations in her city, “What I see happening on the streets of Atlanta is not Atlanta. This is not a protest. This is not in the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr.”

“This is chaos,” she added.

And on Saturday, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a civil rights activist, urged protesters to refrain from violence

“I know your pain, your rage, your sense of despair and hopelessness. Justice has, indeed, been denied for far too long,” he said.

He added, “Rioting, looting, and burning is not the way. Organize. Demonstrate. Sit-in. Stand-up. Vote. Be constructive, not destructive.”

Responses

  1. I’m shocked he can even remember there are riots going on considering the dude can’t even manage to tie his own tie anymore. I bet someone has to keep reminding him daily Mr Biden the riots are still happening think you can manage to read what we wrote for you?

  2. Sanders and Biden supporters are fueling this Violence. Your people are bailing out the Violent antagonists and instigators, along with Hollywood who are doing the same. Shame on all of them, Timberlake, Teigen and many others. I will not support their movies ever again.

  3. So, creepy Joe, you don’t know that your campaign organization is baling out the “violent protesters”?

  4. Joe did have a good idea telling folks to just “ put black owned in the window of your business” If you’re concerned about black looting is worth a try I guess.

    1. Nah.
      Even if the franchise itself is Black owned in a Black neighborhood, the white man “owes” the looters.

  5. Yeah, they talk a good game, but then they support the terrorists. Biden’s campaign staff are sending money to bail out those arrested so they can cause more violence. You can’t have it both ways. You need to let justice against the violent take place, not give those responsible the ability to flee. Antifa members are largely people that travel to the place of the demonstrations. How long after they’re bailed out do you think they will flee into the night? I would guess immediately. No one will extradite them for their violence, so they will be free to start over again in another state. Democrats against law and order. Then, Biden spews his BS.

  6. Now that Joe has spoken, I’m sure the looters and rioters will stop! 🙂

    1. Yep, and notice he offers no solution

    2. Obamanation stoked the fires on Friday with another of his “institutionalized racism” speeches. That was his stock and trade during his 8 year administration. It resulted in a lot of police officers, Black, White, Asian and Hispanic, to be killed. Then, he spoke again to say, “I din do nuttin.”. He’s been painting America as a racist country on the whole. Perhaps he hasn’t bothered to look to see how many whites are marching and protesting along with blacks. The Obamanation doesn’t care, he only wants to stir up trouble, get his 15 minutes of attention, along with the other usual suspects always ready to start a riot. He’s a sorry POS.

    3. I am pretty sure police brutality over a span several decades brought this on.

      1. So where are the riots and protests when white People who die in a much higher number to police? Where is the riots and protests when gang bangers kill a dozen black males by other black males and a few old black ladies and children going about their day? This isn’t about brutality it’s about sowing discord to make Republicans and white males look bad while the Democrats are the champions of the poor helpless brown people.

  7. Perhaps, Mr. Biden, you should have spoken up and done more as VP, when Mr. Obama was encouraging this very kind of rebellion, while perpetuating this horrific racial divide we are experiencing today! Of course, those pulling your puppet strings are now pandering for the black vote, after you made your infamous blunder by saying that if people didn’t vote for you, they weren’t “black!” I guarantee he did NOT write his own response shared in this article, but he was reading words someone else wrote for him to use. He obviously doesn’t have the rational thinking ability needed to create anything like this.

  8. Although I doubt Pedo Joe really knows what’s going on, the truth is the democrats and soros are sponsoring this violence. Notice how quiet the democrats have been? The democrats are loving this, anything to destroy the USA.

  9. Biden all you need to do is contact Soros and convince him to stop paying “protesters” (also known as looters and arsonists) to travel to these areas to “protest”… if you can’t comprehend what I’m saying just tell Soros to stop funding Antifa and BLM

  10. Joe is thinking. Gosh this hasn’t happened since me and Barack were partners

    1. I know right? Its like, black people were so accepting of their place before a black president came and starting stiring up sh*t.

      Are you seriously that delusional? This has never not been a problem and protests have never not been going on. You’ve more than likely just been ridculing them or flat out ignoring them.

      1. Ridiculing what? Explain better. I was a young teen during the 68 riots. It has been fairly calm until Trayvon. It was fairly calm for 3 1/2 years. Now this. Who is stirring it? Who is burning and looting?

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