Biden apologizes for comments on segregationist Democrats after criticism

Henrietta Strickland
July 9, 2019

Kamala Harris, D-Calif., confronted him on the issue of race on stage.

Biden added later: "The fact of the matter is, that's why I chose here in SC and chose an audience that in fact would be the most likely to have been offended by anything that was said".

Biden, speaking with CNN's Chris Cuomo in Des Moines, Iowa, suggested that "Medicare for All" is irrational, argued that the majority of Democrats are "center left" not "way left", and said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, while "brilliant" and "bright", did not represent Democrats who can win a general election in a competitive district or state...

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris of California, who emerged as a top contender for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination after last week's presidential debate, said her campaign raised almost $12 million during the most recent fundraising quarter. The shirts include a childhood photo of Harris, who at the debate discussed her childhood experience with the busing integration of elementary schools in Berkeley, California, in 1968.

"And that little girl was me".

South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg (L) and former Vice President Joe Biden talk during the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate on June 27, 2019 in Miami, Florida. We have to take it seriously.

Asked about Harris's comments, Biden instead pointed to differences he has with her on other issues, such as health care.

Polls released following the debates showed growing support for Harris, the only black female in the race, while Biden's fell.

State Sen. Dick Harpootlian, who is backing Biden, said he did not believe that the issue would move voters, and that he has heard from some that they felt Harris's debate attack was "disrespectful". "They did not support it". He recalled when he served alongside former Sens. He said he would refrain from attacking his opponents over their past positions, because he does not want the debates to focus on the past.

Michelle concluded by: "I fear that sometimes people might have thought that Barack made it look easy, so it must be easy, It's kind of like, I guess if the black guy can do it, anybody can do it". "He's the bully that I knew my whole life".

"So we must right the wrong and, after generations of discrimination, give black families a real shot at homeownership - historically one of the most powerful drivers of wealth", Harris said.

The California Democrat said a "point of disagreement" between the two still remains when it comes to desegregation busing. "That's what I say", he said.

'If you look at the issues I've been attacked on, almost every one of them is for something well before 2008...' "We're sitting around here as if it's an insoluble problem".

For Willis, it may just be that Biden's political time has passed. "Yes, I was, and I regret it". "In the general election fights, who won?"

Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are circling each other again - this time in SC, a crucial early-voting state that will test the depths of their support with black voters. "The idea that I'd be intimidated by Donald Trump?". He's the bully that I've always stood up to.

"I was vetted by him and selected by him".

Biden told Orangeburg voters that President Trump is overtly racist and a divisive president who governs as though "any problem that we have is because of those drug-dealing Mexicans".

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