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Sen. Cory Booker, D-N. J., once again beat his rivals in the Democratic presidential primary, Joe Biden, for his past positions on civil rights, criticized the former Vice President for his comments to work with the racial segregation of the legislature in the past and his record on school desegregation.
“Right now, the Vice-President is not to do, to bring together a good job for the people. In fact, that he caused – and I’ve heard this from people across the country – he caused a lot of frustration, and even pain with his words,” Booker said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday.
Biden, the frontrunner in a crowded Democratic field, has recently been besieged by a primary opponent – especially by Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., during the Thursday night in the debate – for comments he about working with the racial segregation that senators, such as Democrat James Eastland of Mississippi and Herman Talmadge of Georgia.
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“We didn’t agree on much of anything,” Biden said during a fundraiser earlier in June, the two men, who were prominent legislator, when Biden was elected in 1972. Biden described Talmadge as “one of the meanest guys I ever knew,” and said: Eastland called him “son”, but not “young”, a reference to a racist manner many whites addressed black men at the time.
“What we have seen, by the Vice-President in recent months, the inability to talk openly about the mistakes he had done about the things that he was able to is better above, as some of the decisions he made at that time, in the difficult context actually resulted in really poor results,” Booker said on Sunday.
Booker has previously, Biden called to apologize for his remark, but Biden has remained steadfast, he is an ardent supporter of civil rights and that his words taken out of context.
The New Jersey legislature, Biden sharply criticized for comments he made on Friday about the race relations in the United States during an appearance in Chicago earlier in the day.
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“The kid is wearing a hoodie may very well be the next poet laureate and not a gangbanger,” Biden said, to make a rhetorical point in his speech at the headquarters of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, a group of Nonprofit organizations, organized by the Rev. Jesse Jackson.
Booker has a Problem with Biden’s use of the word “hoodie.”
“This is not about a hoodie,” Booker wrote on Twitter. “It’s about a culture that sees a problem with a kid wearing a hoodie in the first place. Our candidate must have to speak the language of race in a far more constructive way.”
While Booker vocal in his criticism of Biden, it was Harris would be caught, most of the headlines after Thursday’s debate, where she attacked Biden’s decades of work with the racial segregation of the senators, so that the point personal to explain, she was the only member of the second class of black children in California to force bused school in an effort to repeal the racial segregation.
“The little girl I was,” Harris said directly to the former Vice-President, in a moment, because the viral has went.
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Biden on Friday defended his record on racial issues.
“I listened and I heard, and I respect Senator Harris,” Biden said. “But we all know that 30-60 seconds at the campaign debate, exchange rights, meet a life-long commitment to the citizens.”
Then you can talk directly to the 77-year-old Jackson, whose long career has included two presidential runs, and works with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., he said: “I know, you know, I fought my heart in order to ensure citizens’ rights and election law, and equal rights, everywhere.” Biden insisted that he “never, never, never, never against the voluntary busing.”
Fox News’ Danielle Wallace contributed to this report.