Biden, under fire for comments on segregation ists, gave praise for Strom Thurmond, Robert Byrd

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The firestorm over former Vice-President Joe Biden’s comments this week, highlighting its ability to Southern senators with the racial segregation, the renewed attention to his 2003 Eulogy for Strom Thurmond, the former South Carolina senator and “Dixiecrat” presidential candidate who supports racial segregation.

In his speech in front of more than 15 years for Thurmond, who later became a Republican, Biden said that, while their “differences were deep,” he met him and “saw him change, oh, so subtle.”

“I went to the Senate, encouraged, annoyed, and indignant at the age of 29 about the treatment of African-Americans in this country, everything is shown for a period in his life. But then I met the man,” Biden said at the time.

The firestorm over former Vice-President Joe Biden’s comments this week, highlighting its ability to racial segregation Southern senators also brings new attention to his 2003 Eulogy for Strom Thurmond. (Getty)


Biden called Thurmond a “brave man who made his choice and moved to the good side.” He said she was “good friends”.

In 2010, Biden also price of the late West Virginia Democratic Sen., Robert Byrd, a former KKK member, and later repented of that affiliation, and described it as a mistake.

“Although I and my colleagues are behind me, dear Senate, Robert C. Byrd, the Senate increased,” Biden said in his speech in the year 2010.

By the time of his death, though, Byrd had allies in the civil rights movement, with the NAACP at the time to praise, its heritage, and its transformation from a former KKK member a “staunch supporter” of civil rights. Then, President Barack Obama cited this development in honor of Byrd after he died.

Biden publicly spoke of Thurmond on other occasions: The Washington drew Examiner recently attention to a speech Biden gave in 1988; he was recalled on the accession of the Senate and said: “it turns out, one of my closest friends ends up as a Strom Thurmond, a man whose background and interests, I came to the time were much different than mine.”

Biden 2020 presidential campaign did not immediately return a request for comment from Fox News.

The defender of the former Vice President cited the Biden found his Eulogy for Thurmond as a further example, as a way to work with people in the Senate, were his views widely different from his own.

“He spoke at Strom Thurmond’s funeral. Now this means that he agreed with Strom Thurmond, the Dixiecrat candidate?” South Carolina Republican sen. Lindsey Graham said Wednesday on Fox News’ “Special Report”. “No, that means that over a 30-year period, they met each other, had significant differences, but they found a way to do business.”

But the eulogies of years could cause new headaches for Biden as he primary competitors to deal with the intense criticism of Democratic presidential about the latest campaign controversy.

Praise for Thurmond as we know, the political career of any other politician ended: then-Mississippi Sen. Trent Lott had to step down as Senate majority leader in 2002 after Thurmond praised the run for President in 1948 as a Dixiecrat, while the participation in Thurmond’s 100 birthday party.

The new attention on Biden’s Eulogy comes as Biden campaign defended his recent comments about the possibility of working with two other segregation ists — Sens. James Eastland of Mississippi and Herman Talmadge of Georgia. For his part, Biden calls down for his apology.

“Apologize for what?” Biden told reporters Wednesday night, said when asked about the criticism over his remarks. “Not a racist bone in my body. I have rights to my part in citizens whole career. Period of time. Period of time. Period.”

Biden took the name of Eastland of Mississippi and Talmadge of Georgia, while he was at a fundraiser on Tuesday in New York City. Eastland and Talmadge, two senior members in the Senate when Biden came into the chamber, in 1973, were strongly opposed to desegregation efforts.

Biden apologized for the remarks on the racial segregation of the senators after they met, by 2020 the competitors

The 2020 Democrat frontrunner is defending remarks he report made on the work with segregation of the senators in Congress have come under attack from Sens. Cory Booker and Kamala Harris; Peter Doocy.

“I was in a group with James O. Eastland,” the 76-year-old Biden, as he imitates briefly, the late senator’s Southern accent. “He has never had a boy call me. He always called me my son.”

And he called long-deceased Talmadge “one of the meanest guys I ever knew.”

But to discuss the “civility” in the Senate in the 1970s, according to pool reports, Biden said: “what do you think? At least there was some courtesy. We have done things. We have not agreed on much of anything. We have done things. We have it done. But today, you look to the other side and you’re the enemy. Not the opposition, not the enemy. We don’t talk to each other more.”

The comments were part of Biden’s repeated warnings against Democrats, not, my, it is worth trying to find compromises with the Republicans on the numerous disputes have led to state of Washington to a halt. Biden, mocked the message of bipartisanship, of some of his rivals for the democratic nomination.

Biden’s comments came under attack on Wednesday by a number of its 2020 rivals, including Sens. Cory Booker from New Jersey and Kamala Harris of California, the black – and New York City mayor Bill de Blasio, who is married to an African-American woman and has an interracial family.

A Fox News camera was Wednesday evening, when Biden was asked if he was going to apologize for his remarks. “Cory, should apologize,” Biden said in response. “He knows better. Not a racist bone in my body. I have rights to my part in citizens whole career. Period of time. Period of time. Period.”


Biden, Booker called on Thursday, to smooth things, two of the Biden campaign, sources told Fox News.

“Cory shared directly, what he said publicly – including Vice President Biden understand why the word ‘young’ is painful to so many. Cory believes that Vice President Biden should take responsibility for what he said and apologize for those who were injured,” Booker campaign spokeswoman Sabrina Singh said.

Fox News’ Judson Berger, Courtney Crawford, Mike Emanuel, Talia Kaplan, and Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.

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