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FLASHBACK: Biden in 1974: ‘I Was Ready to Prostitute Myself’ to Big Donors

"I was ready to prostitute myself in the manner in which I talk about it..."

By NTK Staff | 03.27.2019 @11:30am

Former Vice President Joe Biden said that he was “ready to prostitute” himself to big donors during his first United States Senate campaign and compared himself to a “token black” during a discussion about campaign finance in 1974.

The Washington Free Beacon uncovered video of Biden’s comments that “came during an appearance on The Advocates, a weekly debate program that aired on PBS in the 1970s.”

The moderator pointed out to Biden that his service in the Senate up until that point was not “reflective of any particular concern for the larger contributors.”

“Well, the fortunate thing is I didn’t have many larger contributors,” Biden said. “And the only reason – see, I went to the big guys for the money. I was ready to prostitute myself, in the manner in which I talk about it, but what happened was they said, ‘Come back when you’re 40, son.'”

The crowd laughed at this line by Biden.

“I’m a 29-year-old oddball,” Biden continued. “The only reason I was able to raise the money is that I was able to have a national constituency to run for office because I was 29. I’m like the token black or the token woman. I was the token young person.”

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