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Joe Biden Refuses to Apologize for Remarks on Working With a Senate That Included Segregationist Senators

29 days ago   |   By Time

Joe Biden refused calls to apologize Wednesday for saying that the Senate “got things done” with “civility” even when the body included segregationists with whom he disagreed.
His rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination, including the two major black candidates in the contest, roundly criticized Biden's comments. But Biden didn't back down and was particularly defiant in the face of criticism from New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, who said the former vice president should apologize for his remarks.
Biden countered that it was Booker who should apologize because the senator “should...
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Biden refuses to apologize for remarks about segregationists

Biden refuses to apologize for remarks about segregationists

29 days ago   |   By Politico

A defiant Joe Biden on Wednesday refused to apologize for citing two Southern segregationist senators as people with whom he had major disagreements but still “got things done” with in the U.S. Senate. Several of Biden's 2020 Democratic opponents, including Sens. Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, who are both African American, have criticized his remarks. Asked by reporters on Wednesday night whether he should apologize, Biden replied: “Apologize for what?” He also said Booker should apologize, saying, “He knows better.” The former vice president added: “I've not a racist bone in my body...
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