in the vicinityVideoIs Joe Biden’s record on race is a political liability?
Former DNC interim chair Donna Brazile responds to the former Vice-President heated debate exchange with Sen. Kamala Harris on his civil rights record.
The former Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile responded on Friday to the presidential candidates, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris sparring on Thursday evening the debate on the Vice-presidential election history on civil rights issues.
Biden drew criticism recently for praising his work in addition to well-known racial segregation Sens. James Eastland and Herman Talmadge in the 1970s. Many politicians, including Sens. Harris and Cory Booker, criticized Biden for his remarks and called on him to apologize.
“Is it right to bring these problems, because we need to have a conversation, not just as Democrats, but as Americans,” Brazile said in an appearance on “Fox and friends” on Friday morning.
“Whenever we have a conversation about race, the people is uncomfortable to have,” she continued. “But I would try to encourage people not to think of it as a fight, but not to litigate more than one way to look at how we go forward, only backwards.”
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Biden’s political history of the civil rights issues was a point of contention during his campaign only after his support of the 1994 bill was publicly called into question, and later, after his own admission that he “did things” by the cooperation with the racial segregation that senators, through the exercise of “courtesy.”
“I think that his long record and a long history of dealing with many of our racial challenges of busing, equal rights, voting rights, civil rights, Joe Biden was at the top on racial justice,” Brazile said.
When asked about “winner or loser” of the first round of the debate, Brazile said, there are still a lot can happen before can be determined.
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“What we can conclude, that the democratic party will have a very, very long primary season where we have to go to the debates and every month, until we have our candidate,” she said.
“If you think this is hot wait than July, until the next debate in July. It is to be heated. You better put on your sun cream,” she continued.