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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Then Senator Joseph Biden, Jr., Addresses the City Club in 1973

City Club Staff

Then Senator Joseph Biden, Jr., Addresses the City Club in 1973

The year was 1973, and then Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr., a young politician representing Delaware, visited The City Club of Cleveland to discuss one the most controversial topics in America's history--Watergate. In fact, Biden wasn't the original guest invited to speak having stepped in for former White House aide John Ehrlichman who had been recently fired by President Richard Nixon.

In his speech, he also discusses a plethora of topics, including his views on the Republican Party, politics overall and money.

Since he's considered a front runner among the Democratic candidates for President, the archived speech has been widely shared:

Joe Biden’s comments from a 1973 City Club appearance show it may be hard to reconcile past with present

Joe Biden Passionately Defended Republicans During Watergate and He Continues to Show Faith in the GOP Today

Joe Biden in 1973 Lectured Cleveland on What Is ‘Good for the Negro’

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