Biden News Conference

Senator Joseph Biden made a statement explaining accusations contained in the “killer tape” distributed to reporters by the… read more

Senator Joseph Biden made a statement explaining accusations contained in the “killer tape” distributed to reporters by the Dukakis campaign. Biden said that his speech writer used a Robert F. Kennedy quote without attribution in a California speech given a year ago. Biden apologized for the oversight and said that he usually writes all of his own speeches. 

He stated that he had correctly attributed the Neil Kinnock quote on all but one occasion, the August 23 Iowa debate. He also said that he did not receive the Dennis Healy Labour Party advertising tape that used the phrase “bend history” from Healy himself. 

He talked at length about his law school record and about an inadvertent use of unattributed material in a paper in the first few months of law school. He repeated the course later and an ‘F’ for the course thus was converted to a ‘B.’ He also said he graduated 76th out of 87 persons in his Syracuse College of Law class.

Senator Biden answered reporters' questions about these topics and about whether he was concerned with civil rights in the 1970s and his stance on the Vietnam War. He pointed out that he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1972 at the age of 30 and dealt with these issues from that legislative body. close

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3686-1
Category:
News Conference
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News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 18, 1987
Last Aired:
Jul 20, 1988

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  • Sep 18, 1987 | 2:30am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 19, 1988 | 4:26pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 20, 1988 | 1:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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