Booker says Biden’s comments on the work with segregation ists ‘hurtful’ to many African-Americans

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Cory Booker says that Joe Biden should be apologizing to the American people; David Spunt reports.

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N. J., said that the comments made last week by the former Vice-President Joe Biden about the work with the white of the racial segregation legislators were in his time as a senator “hurtful” to many African-Americans.

“This is about him and summon a terrible power, the dynamism that he showed a lack of understanding or insensitivity by calling this idea that he was called the son of white segregation ists the, Yes, you see him as your son,” Booker, a 2020 democratic presidential candidate, said in an interview on ABC’s “This week.” “I have heard of many, many African-Americans, the comments hurtful.”

Booker noted that he had great respect for the former Vice President and rival candidate – but also gives him the right to “openly” with Biden, and “speak the truth to power.”


Biden made the comments during a New York fundraiser last Tuesday, as he pointed to two long to argue dead racial segregation senators, Democrats James Eastland of Mississippi and Herman Talmadge from Georgia, that Washington worked smoothly a generation ago than in today’s “broken” Hyper-partisanship.

“We have not agreed on much of anything,” Biden said, 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.


However, also in this Senate, Biden said, “at least there was some courtesy. We have done things.”

Biden, the Democratic rivals were quick to pounce on him for the comments, but the former Vice-President dismissed calls to apologize and argued that his remarks are taken out of context.

“I understand the consequence of the word “boy,”” Biden, MSNBC’s Al Sharpton on Saturday in South Carolina. “But it was not said in any of this context at all.”

Biden added: “to the extent that anyone thought that I meant something else, that is not what I intended it…it would be wrong to wish for someone.”


The unrest comes at a crucial point in the campaign. Biden is still recovering from the controversy at the beginning of this month, when he angered many Democrats by saying he has the support of Federal tax dollars, the support of abortion. He later reversed his position.

He is among the more than 20 candidates in South Carolina this weekend their case to black voters at a number of events.

Meanwhile, most of the candidates are meeting in Miami next week for the first presidential debate of the primary season. Biden is almost certainly in the criticism, for the comments. He tried to defuse it, by the tension, by saying, he was trying to argue that managers sometimes work with people who you do not agree to, in order to achieve goals, such as the renewal of the Voting Rights Act must.


“The point I’m making, you don’t have to agree to. You have not said how the people in terms of their views,” he said. “But you only have just the case and they beat you, without changing the system.”

He received support from some black leaders. Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond, Biden, campaign, co-Chairman and a former Congressional Black Caucus chairman, said Biden, the lung ignored aware of the full context of his argument for a functional government.

“Maybe there’s a better way to say it, but we have to work with people, and that is a fact,” Richmond, noting that he discussed recently with President Trump, go through to overtake a long-sought criminal justice. “I question (Trumps) racial sensitivity, a whole bunch of things about his character … but, we have worked together.”


As well, Richmond said, Biden referred to Jim Crow-era senators emphasize to navigate the deep differences of opinion, elected officials sometimes. To overcome “if he is not elected President, we will have 60 votes in the Senate,” filibusters pointed out, Richmond. “He would be less real, and say, ‘We are just doing all these things.’ But we already have a President like. (Biden) knows, we have a consensus.”


Biden also rejected a qualified defense of Republican Sen. Tim Scott from South Carolina, the only black senator from his party.

Scott said that Biden “, but should another group of senators” for his position that his remarks “have nothing to do, his position on race” problems. Scott said the reaction shows an intense environment for the Democrats, in which the desire to defeat Trump means “everything, what is the front-runner says that is is a little bit”, will be increased.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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