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The democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, maintains lead in the polls despite a series of campaign controversies; reaction and analysis from Fox News contributor Jessica Tarlov, and Luke Thompson, National Review post.
MIAMI-the Former Vice-President, Joe Biden, campaign, defended the 2020 hopeful Thursday night after his heated exchange of words with Kamala Harris after the controversy over his comments on the racial segregation of the senators, namely, his civil rights record “unassailable.”
From the spin room at the Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center, after the debate, Biden’s communications director Kate Bedingfield, a senior Advisor Symone Sanders, and surrogate Anita Dunn Biden, in response to Harris’ criticism defended.
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“If you want to be Vice-President be Biden’s record on civil rights against someone else on the stage, he will stand the test of time,” Sanders told reporters said Thursday night.
“What want to listen to the voters, is what kind of President he is and how he is going to address these problems, in the White house, and I think that his record on civil rights is unassailable,” Bedingfield added.
Your defense of Biden came to what was perhaps the most heated moment of the debate on Thursday evening. Harris, D-Calif., said Biden, that you think he is a “racist”, but as his recent comments on the situation, segregation senators early in his career, “offensive.” (Biden has said that he did not agree with the senators on the separation, but still be able to work with them in the Senate.)
“You have worked together with them to oppose busing set,” Harris said, referring to the efforts to limit orders for school desegregation by busing. In an emotional moment, you have your own story in buses told, as a little girl in California.
Biden fired back that Harris’ comments were a “false characterization of my position on the Board,” he says that he will never deny racists praised, while that he was against busing. He insisted that he ordered against busing by the Department of Education, in contrast to towns, which have their own decisions.
“With a proposal that Joe Biden is against school integration is, frankly, ridiculous,” Bedingfield said on Thursday, adding that the former Vice President planned to “enter into a personal back and forths.”
“Look, he is the leader, people are going to be the mood swings at him, trying to have a moment to try to score points, the said points—it’s a debate,” Bedingfield. “He heard your story, I think you said it very powerfully. He was listening to. I think you heard him focus on his message for the American people and what he would do as President.”
Sanders has been added to comment on the critics “Biden on the search for a Vice President, Sr. Harris’ experience.”
“Your experience is your experience, and I think we should leave it at that,” said Sanders. “I think the question is, is he someone who people can trust, on education, he is someone who can have the confidence to communities of color? I would say, Yes.”
On MSNBC late Thursday night, Harris was asked if she thought Biden in the White house, was bid “finished” after their dispute over the debate stage. You replied: “no, I think so.”
“Listen to you, Vice President Biden had a long career of dedicated public service, and he has done great things in his career, and I think he should be given the credit for these things, and for this work and for his commitment,” Harris Chris Matthews said. “I don’t believe that someone can question the reason for what he does. I believe that he cares about people, and he loves our country. So I don’t think he did, no.”
In the meantime, the campaign is Biden defended criticism about his age. Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., 38, took a shot at Biden, 76, on the debate stage Thursday night, calling him to “pass the torch” to a new generation of Americans.
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“He is still as enthusiastic and excited about the possibilities of the American future as he was when he for the first time, a member of the Senate at the age of 29,” Dunn told reporters. “He still carries a torch for the future of America and what this country should be, and for the increase of the middle class and for those who want to be in the middle class. His career is what you emanated, and it is what remains of his career to flow out.”
She added: “I think anyone who say that was tuning in to, ‘is there a problem here?” saw an energetic, enthusiastic, and frankly, someone who carries the torch for the future.”
Fox News’ Alex Pappas and Judson Berger contributed to this report.