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Real Clear politics correspondent Susan Crabtree on weighs against the reaction to Joe Biden’s remarks about his racial segregation.
The democratic presidential candidates.descending on South Carolina this weekend for campaign events aimed to Woo black voters,” as the former Vice-President, Joe the furor over his remarks about his history, working with the racial segregation senators Biden
Twenty-one of the Democrats running were expected by the President, speaking on Friday evening, the “World Famous Fish Fry” hosted by Rep. Jim Clyburn, the highest-ranking African American in Congress. The event will be from the candidates a chance to woo a decisive electorate: A majority of the Democratic voters in South Carolina to hold the first Southern state primary school in the year 2020, are black.
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The Assembly will appear for the first time so many hopefuls out of the sprawling field, on the same event and comes just a few days before the first primary debates.
Biden, who’s leading polls in South Carolina and elsewhere, is likely to be confronted to work with questions about his recent comments highlighting his ability with the racial segregation Southern senators.
“This is what I would call unforced errors,” Clyburn told Fox News on Friday of Biden’s comments, although he said he also understands the point Biden was trying to focus on his own relationship with the former South Carolina Sen. Strom Thurmond works.
Biden campaign defended his recent comments about the possibility of working with two other segregation ists — Sens. James Eastland of Mississippi and Herman Talmadge of Georgia. For his part, Biden calls down for his apology.
“Apologize for what?” Biden told reporters Wednesday night, said when asked about the criticism over his remarks. “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 took the name of Eastland of Mississippi and 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.
The comments were part of Biden’s repeated warnings against Democrats, not, my, it is worth trying to find compromises with the Republicans on the numerous disputes have led to state of Washington to a halt. Biden, mocked the message of bipartisanship, of some of his rivals for the democratic nomination.
Biden’s comments came under attack on Wednesday by a number of its 2020 rivals, including Sens. Cory Booker from New Jersey and Kamala Harris of California, the black – and New York City mayor Bill de Blasio, who is married to an African-American woman and has an interracial family.
For South Carolina, the fish fry is a highlight of the major political weekend. Virtually all White house hopefuls to a party to the action, and the Convention, together with a Planned Parenthood forum on abortion.
“Congressman Clyburn’s fish fry is a great opportunity for Democrats from all parts of the state to meet from every walk of life, and mingle with the candidates,” said AJ Lenar, a strategist for the advertising and media firm GMMB. “For a night, it is the center of the political universe is, and the fish is pretty good, too.”
Fox News’ Jason Donner, Peter Doocy, Paul Steinhauser, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.