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Biden draws ire in recalling 'civility' with segregationists

7 monthes ago   |   By My Sanantonio

Joe Biden is under fire from rival Democratic presidential hopefuls after saying the Senate "got things done" with "civility" when he was first elected and served alongside segregationists.
Biden's critics say his take shows that the 76-year-old former senator and vice president is out of step with his party in 2019.
The latest flap comes after a Tuesday fundraiser during which Biden mentioned segregationists James Eastland of Mississippi and Herman Talmadge of Georgia. Biden criticized their views but said "at least there was some civility" in the Senate in that era.
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Biden cites two segregationists to show how he 'got things done' in Senate

Biden cites two segregationists to show how he 'got things done' in Senate

7 monthes ago   |   By Politico

Former Vice President Joe Biden named two Southern segregationist senators as examples of people with whom he had major disagreements but still "got things done" in the Senate, sparking criticism that continued to build on Wednesday. Biden cited the late Sens. James O. Eastland of Mississippi and Herman E. Talmadge of Georgia at a fundraiser in New York Tuesday night to back up his claim that one of his greatest strengths was to “bring people together.” “I was in a caucus with James O. Eastland,” Biden said, briefly imitating the senator's Southern drawl, according to pool reports. “He...
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