Joe Biden apologizes for comments about working with segregationist senators


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Harris, trying to hold a banner for equal rights for blacks, forgets that Biden in the 1970s had to deal with segregationists and racists or else any Democratic proposals would have wound up in the trash bin. On Saturday, Biden said he regrets making those comments.

"Was I wrong a few weeks ago to give the impression that somehow, I was praising those men I successfully opposed time and time again?" he said at a rally in SC, referring to his controversial remarks earlier about being able to work successfully with segregationists in the Senate decades ago as he sought to portray himself as a unifier. "I'm sorry for the pain and misconception".

"If you look at the issues I've been attacked on, almost every one of them is for something well before 2008", Biden will say, according to prepared remarks.

Trump has zeroed in on Biden among the crowded field of contenders vying to get the nomination to oppose him, repeatedly criticizing Biden, 77, over his age, the actions of the Obama administration, and Biden's shifting policy proposals.

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"I agree with you when you commit yourself to the importance of finding common ground", Harris said, "but I also believe and it's personal and it was hurtful to hear you talk about the reputations of two United States senator who built their reputations and career on the segregation of race in this country".

In the same speech, the former vice president went on to say how he has witnessed America change throughout the decades and how he has grown through that process.

Polls conducted in June before Biden's performance at the first Democratic debate - where Harris attacked Biden's record opposing federally mandated desegregation busing - both had Biden ahead of Trump by a significant margin (10 points ahead in a Fox News poll and 13 points ahead in a Quinnipiac poll). Kamala Harris and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) seized the opportunity to hit Biden. I do not recall Biden attacking her for her past history. You look at what Joe Biden has done with China. "I want to give him a lot of respect for coming forward and speaking that way he did today". "I supported the bankruptcy bill because I believe taking a very bad bill that was going to pass overwhelmingly and making it better made sense", he said.

Biden also pushed back on suggestions he may be too close to the banking industry and defended his support for a bankruptcy bill which he famously sparred over with Massachusetts Sen.