No, Joe Biden and the Democrats didn’t try to stop Vietnamese refugees from coming in 1975.
A regular experience for second generation Vietnamese-Americans was this constant refrain we heard from our parents, that the Democrats weren’t ever to be believed or even good people because they tried to stop the good Vietnamese refugees from entering the country.
This quote stands out:
We should focus on getting them out. Getting the Vietnamese out and military aid for the GVN are totally different.
It’s clear from this context that Biden is supportive of focusing on getting South Vietnamese allies out of a collapsing country. What he did not support was additional military aid for the GVN (Government of [South] Viet Nam), in accordance with the wishes of the people who elected him on an anti-war platform.
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In 1975, President Ford was left to manage the difficult ending of the Vietnam War. President Ford went to Congress for a relief package to allow American personnel and our allies to evacuate. However, there was ONE US SENATOR who opposed any such support. The result was the embarrassing and hurried evacuation from the roof of the American embassy in Saigon.
This senator reveled in the embarrassment and did everything he could to leverage it politically against Ford. Despite the efforts of this U.S .Senator–President Ford managed to rescue 1,500 South Vietnamese allies prior to the country’s fall. Had President Ford not acted quickly, these people would have been targeted and slaughtered for their support for America. When they arrived in America, President Ford asked Congress for a package to assist these refugees to integrate into American society. That SAME troublesome SENATOR TORPEDOED ANY SUPPORT for these shell shocked, anti-communist, Americans and our helpers, the refugees.
Instead, President Ford had to recruit Christian organizations to offer assistance on a voluntary basis. As he did so, the Senator belittled those efforts. What kind of person would oppose President Ford’s tireless work to do the right and humanitarian thing? Who would want to play politics with the well-being of innocent people who stood by America in the tragic Vietnam War?
THAT SENATOR WAS JOE BIDEN
Let that fact sink in….
From the book – “When the Center Held.” by Donald Rumsfeld in 2018.(biography)
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Joe Biden. Wrongly accused.