NAACP Refutes Biden’s Claim It Endorsed him Every Time he Ran After he Told Charlemagne ____ ‘If You Vote for Trump, You Ain’t Black’

The NAACP on Friday pushed back on a claim by presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden that the civil rights organization had endorsed him “every time I’ve run” — stating that the group never endorses any political candidate.

“Yesterday, former Vice President Joe Biden made a comment about the NAACP’s endorsement,” the statement by Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP,  said. “We want to clarify that the NAACP is a non-partisan organization and does not endorse candidates for political office at any level.”

The statement was in response to Biden’s claim during an interview with “The Breakfast Club” that the group had endorsed him every time he had run as he sought to tout his credentials in supporting the black community.

“Take a look at my record. I extended the Voting Rights Act for 25 years. I have a record that is second to none. The NAACP’s endorsed me every time I’ve run,” he said. “Take a look at the record.”

But Johnson in his statement said that “the NAACP has one mission and that is fighting for and advancing our Black communities towards an equitable reality.”

“Our primary focus at this moment is to ensure that our communities that have been victims of domestic terrorism and disproportionately impacted by this pandemic have the opportunity to cast their powerful vote come November,” he said.

A Biden official told Fox News on Saturday that the former vice president “was referring to his ratings from the organization.” As senator, Biden had received 100 percent ratings for his voting record in the group’s annual federal legislative report card.

He had also forged ties as a lawmaker with the Delaware branch of the organization. Last year, Richard ‘Mouse’ Smith, the former President of the Delaware NAACP, defended Biden in an op-ed and said he “has been at the forefront of advancing and safeguarding equal rights and combating institutional racism” for decades.

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SOURCE: Fox News, Adam Shaw