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MSNBC host Joe Scarborough defends Joe Biden against his own party on “Morning Joe” Thursday, according to the 2020 presidential candidate was criticized for working with the racial segregation of the senators.
Biden stressed his work with Sens. James Eastland of Mississippi and Herman Talmadge of Georgia, during a charity event in New York City on Tuesday and said he was able to see past their beliefs for the good of the country.
Scarborough played a clip of Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Ca, has criticized Biden’s comments and called them “misinformed and wrong.” She also declined to say if Biden should apologize for his remarks.
“First of all, Kamala-I love Kamala. But Joe Biden coddle any racial segregation in everything he said. In fact, I think he also called one of the meanest people he had ever met,” Scarborough said.
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He and Roosevelt then compared Biden to Franklin Delano and said bipartisanship, in any form, is usually a good thing.
“If that’s coddling, please stay away from me, Joe. Don ‘ T hug me, not coddle me. This is not to be coddled. He also did not want to continue is to speak with admiration about this segregation,” Scarborough.
“He raised the people, the most repugnant to him -that he does not agree with the most. And he said I could even work with him. Now, who was it that said-it was said Rumsfeld, you fight on the field of battle with the enemy, which will be presented to you… Well, guess what, FDR — was the brilliance of FDR, he was able to work with the Yankees from New England, and he was able to is the work with segregation and racists from the South.
“And you know what happens if FDR did? He went to the Social security. He is the New offer. He saved the country, and he saved the poor people, like my parents. In the deep South, he saved black Americans.”
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Scarborough said, the story would dialogues changed for the worse, when the leaders of the world, refused to give up, with which you disagree. He also said that the 60-vote threshold in the Senate is the only way to really change American politics, and is rarely achieved without some kind of inconvenience.
“FDR didn’t have to sit there and go,” you know what — I’m not going to deal with the racists in the South. Eleanor and I, we just sit here and have tea, and we go to shows to have a radio, where we talk in self-righteous indignation, the whole day. And maybe we have a crumpet,. But the point is, I don’t talk to these people because they insult me.’ It would have been a pretty bad country, if that happens,” he said.
To do “[FDR] also had the same segregation ists as we moved in the direction of the second world war to defeat Hitler. To change sometimes, to get 60 votes to America, you have a lot to do with people whose views you find abhorrent can.”
Biden also faced backlash from senior Corey Booker D-Nj, who issued a statement, said he was disappointed by the former Vice-President, and calls him an “immediate apology.” Biden hit back and flipped the script on Booker, demanded an apology of his own.
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“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.”