Former NFL player Jack Brewer said “mask was removed”, reacting to former vice president Joe Biden’s comments in an interview on Sunday that he said African-Americans did not know not if they should support him or if President Trump “was not black.”
“America can see the real Joe Biden, I hope all of my African American brothers and sisters,” Brewer told Fox & Friends Weekend. “
Brewer made the statement two days after Biden expressed regret when calling black business leaders for his comments on African American voters in an earlier interview.
“I shouldn’t have been so cavalier,” Biden said on a phone call Friday afternoon with the United States Black Chambers, addressing the controversy seconds after the session started.
Biden made comments to host Charlamagne, the god of the radio show “The Breakfast Club”. These remarks immediately sparked a reaction from critics, the Trump campaign calling them “racist and dehumanizing”.
“It is time to look in the mirror and have a real soul test to see the man who has really jailed black men en masse in the past two and a half decades,” Brewer said on Sunday.
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Brewer was referring to Biden’s deep involvement in the drafting of the 1994 crime bill.
As a Delaware senator, Biden helped draft the 1994 crime bill, which was passed by then president Bill Clinton. Biden has long emphasized his role in drafting the law, which was at the time the largest crime-fighting bill in the history of the country. The measure provided for thousands of new police officers, millions of dollars to fund prevention programs and billions of dollars to build new prisons.
But the law has long been criticized by Democrats who blame the measure for increasing incarceration, particularly among minorities, due to a policy of mandatory life imprisonment for repeat offenders.
“He was Barack Obama’s vice president, so he hides a lot in the closet,” Brewer said on Sunday. ” [He] has been able to cover all of his oppressive policies that he really pushed for, ever since he was in [the] Senate. “
He added that “for me, it goes back to the prisons”.
“I teach in prisons across the country and so at some point he has to quit politics and talk about the real black families that Joe Biden decimated through his 1994 crime bill.”
” There is [sic] hundreds of thousands of black families right now who have no father or who have been disproportionately locked up and it is time for him to respond to black America, “he continued. “Keep it real and stop baiting the race. “
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Paul Newshauser, Madeleine Rivera and Allie Raffa of Fox News contributed to this report.