Joe Biden Said Republicans Are 'Banning Books' Like 'To Kill a Mockingbird'
Claim: Republican politicians are "banning books," including To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
Who said it: President Joe Biden in the video he released earlier this week officially launching his reelection campaign. When he says Republicans are "banning books," we see a stack of books at the top of which sits a worn paperback copy of To Kill a Mockingbird.
Context: Journalists and other Democrats frequently complain about Republicans "banning" books. They are almost always spreading misinformation. Usually the book in question has simply been removed from a school's curriculum—sometimes in response to complaints from...