Joe Biden apologizes for praising 1960s segregationist lawmakers

07/07/2019 03:00 | 1

Joe Biden apologizes for praising 1960s segregationist lawmakers

'I get all this information about other people's past and what they've done and not done.

Biden began a scheduled three-stop swing in SC on Saturday, his third campaign visit to the state, with stops in Sumter, Orangeburg and Charleston. "Yes, I was. I regret it, and I'm sorry for any of the pain of misconception that caused anybody".

"I have a plan how to do that that's rational, and will cost a hell of a lot less, and will work", said Biden, who has not put out a healthcare plan. He sought to defend his position on the policy, reiterating his position that he was supportive of voluntary school busing and court-ordered busing mandates, but that he opposed busing when it was mandated by "unelected" officials.

The former vice president also downplayed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D-N.Y.) victory over Rep. Joe Crowley past year and suggested her ideas don't have broad appeal.

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This weekend marked her ninth trip here as a presidential candidate.

In the debate, Harris was unrelenting in her criticism of Biden, both his views on busing and his comments about working with segregationist senators.

In the interview with Chris Cuomo, Biden suggested he was surprised by the line of attack - on Biden's references to race and his position on busing in the 1970s - from Sen.

"That resonated with a lot of African Americans", he said. "Now with the technological revolution, we must ensure everyone can participate in the wealth it creates".

His speech comes after California Sen. Their campaigns are banking on the backing of black voters to secure the nomination, and SC is the first state on the primary calendar that will test their standing with this crucial constituency.

"America in 2019 is a very different place than the America of the 1970s. And that's a good thing", Biden will say. I've witnessed an incredible amount of change in this nation and I've worked to make that change happen. "And yes - I've changed also".

At the core of Biden's message is that he's the best candidate to take on President Trump and unseat him. I was prepared for them to come after me, but I wasn't prepared for the person coming at me the way she came at me, ' Biden told CNN of the debate confrontation.

Biden told Cuomo he could beat Trump in the 2020 election "by just pointing out who I am and who he is and what we're for and he's against". "They don't want to talk much about my time as vice president", the excerpt said. The program would create grants to cover down payment and closing costs. "So we must right that wrong and, after generations of discrimination, give black families a real shot at homeownership - historically one of the most powerful drivers of wealth in our country".

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren touted her series of proposals that target closing the pay gap for black women in America, including a promise to sign an executive order to force any company with a federal government contract to certify equal pay. "And if I don't win, it'd be great to have a female president".

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