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Biden voted to restore citizenship to Confederate president Jefferson Davis
by Alana Goodman
 | June 12, 2019 06:00 AM

Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden once voted to restore the U.S. citizenship of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

The former vice president, 76, was a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that unanimously approved a bill in 1977. The measure was sent to the full Senate, where it was approved without dissent and later signed into law by President Jimmy Carter.

A year earlier, Biden had been among senators who voted to restore citizenship to Robert E. Lee, the Confederate general.

The initiatives, which generated relatively little controversy at the time, highlights the cultural and political shifts that have taken place during Biden’s nearly five-decade political career. In recent years, statues and other commemorations of Confederate leaders have drawn protests and calls for their removal.

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With Sleepy Joe's history of Flip-flop-flips I bet he introduces a bill to restrip Jeff Davis of his regained citizenship
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