From Mass Incarceration to Plan Colombia: Biden’s Role in the Failed War on Drugs

Hellbound and Down

In an increasingly angry and bad faith campaign, Donald Trump and his team are presenting Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as an anti-police radical controlled by the far left. Last week, the Trump campaign sent a textmessageto supporters warning them that Antifa would raid their homes if Biden wins in November. “They’ll disarm you, empty the prisons, lock you in your home and invite MS-13 to live next door,”warnedFlorida congressman Matt Gaetz.

The reality, however, is that the 77-year-old former vice president has a long history of opposing progressive legislation and spearheading increasingly more draconian police, immigration, and criminal justice measures. Biden first shot to prominence in the 1970s, when, as a freshman senator, he became aleading voiceagainst bussing, the practice of desegregating schools via public transport (something his now-running mate Kamala Harrisgrilledhim on during the debates). He also maintained a…

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