Joe Biden says Cory Booker ‘should apologize” for slam) on the work with segregation senators

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Joe Biden speaks after a fundraising event in Bethesda, Maryland.

The former Vice-President Joe Biden told reporters on Wednesday that he was going to apologize for relying on his ability to do decades ago to work with two of the racial segregation southern senators to “things.”

Fox News has been rolling the camera, when Biden was asked if he was going to apologize for his remarks. The 2020 Democrat hopeful replied: “Apologize for what?”

Biden faced searing criticism on Wednesday of his primary rivals, including two of the three black candidates for the White house — Sens. Cory Booker from New Jersey and Kamala Harris of California, which is a matter of serious concern, after Biden stressed his ability to work with the racial segregation of the senators.


Booker said in a statement he was “disappointed” Biden, on the question of “immediate apology.”

“Cory, should apologize,” Biden said in response on Wednesday. “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 made the comments as he was, when at a fundraising event in Bethesda, Md., on the Wednesday evening.

On CNN later Wednesday night, Booker said, “I was not surprised that he’s sorry.”

He added, “I know, I was raised to speak truth to power, and that I will never apologize for that. Vice-President Biden don’t need, you should take this lesson, and at a time when we discord from the highest office in the land, racial hatred and bigotry spewing out, he should know the sensitivity that this is a time that I need to be an ally, I need to be a healer, I need not engage in the use of words that harm people. And Yes, this is deeply disappointing.”

When asked how he felt about the rival Democrats to say, he had replied, to speak to questions of race, Biden, “you know better.”


Booker said on Wednesday, “Vice President Biden’s relations with pride segregation ists are the model for how we make America a safer and more inclusive place for black people, for everyone.”

Harris told Fox News during the journey with an Elevator on Capitol Hill that “it concerns me deeply.”


She continued, “If these men had their way, I would not be’ in the Senate of the United States, and on this Elevator, now.”

Biden the clear frontrunner in the race for the Democrats ” – nomination, first of all, you brought the name of Sens. James Eastland of Mississippi and Herman 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.

“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, as he the long-dead Talmadge “one of the meanest guys I ever knew.”


But, about the “courtesy” of the Senate in the 1970s, 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 repeated a warning to Democrats who said it was worth trying to compromise with the Republicans on the numerous disputes in Washington have led to a halt.

In its response to the criticism from his fellow Democrats, Biden said, “What I’m talking about, I would have not agreed with Jim Eastland and more. He was one of racial segregation. I ran for the Senate of the United States, because I do not agree with the views of the segregation is [sic] in the Senate at the time.”

He added, “When I the leadership of the judiciary Committee, I was able to go to, what I spoke, it was The Voting Rights Act, I was able to go the voting rights act while, when I was a young senator, when he [Eastland] was still the President, he voted against it, and we beat him in The Voting Rights Act.”

He continued, “Secondly, if I was the Chairman, I extended The Voting Rights Act for 25 years, five years. In addition to that, I made it very clear, by the last time a Democrat when I was in this Committee, I was Chairman of the foreign relations, but I was a lead. We expand it in the next 25 years, and we have votes 98 98 Yes.”

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 aimed to overcome legal barriers at the state and local levels that prevented African Americans from exercising their right to vote.

“The point I’m making, you don’t have to vote. You don’t have to. how the people in relation to their views But you said just the case, and you beat on them,” Biden.

“You beat them, without changing the system,” he added.

Later Wednesday, Biden spoke about the late sen. Ted Kennedy. “He is the guy, me on the Judiciary Committee that we served, from years and years. And we had said Talmadge with the likes of Jim Eastland and Hermy and all, the segregation ists and all that,” Biden. “And the fact of the matter is that we were able to do it, because we could win-we were able to beat you on everything you stood for.”

He continued, “We loathed in fact, what they stood for in terms of the separation and all the rest.”

Biden then brought back The Voting Rights Act.

“And because of Teddy, let me Chairman of the law Committee in 1982, when he moved to the health and Human Services, we were able to do so much. We introduced The Voting Rights Act, we did it, and in the course of time we extended it to 25 years, and not just for five years.”


Booker, stressed in his statement on Wednesday that they “do not joke about calling black men ‘boys.’ Men like James O. Eastland used words such as the, the, and the racist policy that accompanies it, to perpetuate white supremacy and strip black Americans of our humanity.”

“I must say, Vice President Biden, as someone I respect that he is wrong about his relations with Eastland and Talmadge as examples of how to added our country together,” Booker. “And to be honest, I’m not disappointed that he issued an immediate apology for the pain, his words are dredging for many Americans. He was supposed to.”

The political spotlight on Biden’s comments came up, Juneteenth, an American holiday that commemorates the 19th century. June, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas. The holidays are still largely the emancipation marked by those in slavery in the Confederacy.


The pushback is also Biden marked the second major dispute in the last few weeks, with its primary rivals, after they recently criticism for his support of the Hyde Amendment, which bars the use of Federal funds to be confronted to subsidize abortions in most cases. He later reversed his stance.

Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser, Alexandra Pamias, Jason Donner and Sam helped Dorman to this report.

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