Johnny died in 2005. This scandal was in 1987. Back when talk show hosts were funny and Biden was still corrupt.
Biden officially entered the race for presidency in 1987 when he was Delaware’s senator.
He dropped out after three months due to a plagiarism scandal involving British politician Neil Kinnock.
The event was held at the Iowa State Fair. Biden lifted entire portions of a speech that he gave from a British politician–Neil Kinnock–who challenged Margaret Thatcher.
The New York Times uncovered the fiasco. Biden “lifted Mr. Kinnock’s closing speech with phrases, gestures and lyrical Welsh syntax intact for his own closing speech at a debate at the Iowa State Fair on Aug. 23 – without crediting Mr. Kinnock,” according to the Times.
Also in September 1987, Biden acknowledged plagiarizing a law review journal for a paper during law school at Syracuse. He asked school administrators not to be expelled, saying he made a mistake in the citation process.
In a C-SPAN video from the same month in 1987, Biden can be heard touting his academic credentials, saying he graduated in the top half of his class.
Biden, who graduated 76th in a class of 85, later apologized and acknowledged: “I did not graduate in the top half of my class at law school and my recollection of this was inaccurate.”
Remember in 2007 when Biden said this: Obama is “the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”?