When parsing Biden's remarks about the two Southern segregationist senators, an Atlanta Journal Constitution political blog noted that Talmadge began his career as an ardent civil rights opponent, but shifted somewhat over time.
"In December of 2013, Hunter Biden flies on Air Force 2 to Beijing, China, with his father", Schweizer told host Laura Ingraham.
The firestorm is quickly becoming one of the most intense disputes of the Democratic presidential primary, underscoring the hazards for Biden as he tries to turn his decades of Washington experience into an advantage. But the former vice president's remarks concentrated mainly on his relationship with former president Barack Obama, The Washington Post reported, and his desire to work with the GOP-at one point leaning over moderator Joy Ann Reid to tell her that it was possible to "shame" Republicans into working with Democrats.
It wasn't a "time of relative comity" when Biden's Judiciary Committee savaged U.S. Supreme Court nominees Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas, but that aside, "Biden noted that he served with the late Senators James O. Eastland of MS and Herman Talmadge of Georgia, both Democrats who were staunch opponents of desegregation".
"Well guess what? At least there was some civility", he added. "We got things done", Biden added.
A pile on from Biden's rivals quickly ensued. However, they know that without appealing to the base of the Democratic Party by supporting some further left progressive policies, Democrats could struggle to beat Donald Trump next year.
CNN reports that Biden advisers warned the candidate not cite James Eastland, a former Senator from MS who repeatedly referred to black Americans as an "inferior race", when discussing his ability to work with people who don't share his views. Eastland thought my multiracial family should be illegal & that whites were entitled to "the pursuit of dead n******". And a recent poll shows that Biden, along with Sanders, is leading among young African-American voters.
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The site was quickly overflowing with fans of all ages and police worked to stop more people from entering the area. Some fans said they feared for their lives and remained shaken even after the situation returned to normal.
Biden says he was talking about the Senate's ability to pass the Voting Rights Act. He later reversed his position.
Meanwhile, most Democratic White House hopefuls will again gather in Miami next week for the first presidential debate of the primary season.
Because he isn't a Republican, Biden will likely survive the latest politically incorrect misstep, which is less a commentary about Biden than it is about the state of the American media and politics. "But to coddle the reputations of segregationists, of people who if they had their way I would literally not be standing here as a member of the United States Senate, is, I think, it's just misinformed and it's wrong". "And then went on to say when you can't work with them, work around them".
Doing so helped Biden make his point in the starkest terms, but not without a price. A third of black voters are considering supporting Kamala Harris.
"Here's the deal", Biden said. Going into Trump's rally on Tuesday, the re-election campaign had $40.8 million in cash-on-hand at the start of second-quarter fundraising on April 1. "I question his racial sensitivity, a whole bunch of things about his character. but we worked together".
Likewise, Richmond said, Biden mentioned Jim Crow-era senators to emphasize the depths of disagreements elected officials sometimes navigate. "Not at all. Elizabeth is a friend of mine and we're going to run, I hope, what are simply issue-oriented campaigns". If we can't reach a consensus in our system, what happens?
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont also tops Trump in a hypothetical contest, even though with a smaller lead of Forty eight% to 42%.