Cory Booker, senator from New Jersey and participant from 2020, said Sunday that Joe Biden has made it clear that he & # 39; not the task & # 39; has to tackle race problems in America.
& # 39; Whoever our nominee will be – whoever will be the next president – really needs to be someone who can talk openly and honestly about racing with vulnerability because none of us are perfect, & # 39; Booker told Meet the Press on Sunday afternoon.
& # 39; But really call this country a common basis for reconciliation & # 39 ;, he went on with the ideal candidate. & # 39; I'm not sure if Vice President Biden will take on that task, given how they played out in the past three weeks. & # 39;
Booker, one of the two black candidates in the democratic primary race from 2020, hit the former vice president for recent comments he made for defending segregationist legislators with whom he previously worked and his earlier views on conflicting buses.
Senator Cory Booker said that former vice president Joe Biden will not be able to tackle race problems in the US if he would become the Democratic candidate in 2020
Booker said that Biden had misunderstood the situation during Thursday's debate, and had to admit that he had made mistakes in the past regarding working with segregationists and opposing buses to integrate public schools
Harris (right) challenged Biden (left) about his comments about segregationist legislators and his report on the problem of school desegregation. She told about her personal story about growing up at school in California
Harris & # 39; s campaign posted a photo of her as a young girl, and tweeted about how she was a product of the bus
The 50-year-old senator said that Biden had handled the situation incorrectly and should have admitted that he had made mistakes in the past rather than going to the defense.
& # 39; What we've seen from the vice-president last month is the inability to talk frankly about the mistakes he made & # 39 ;, Booker told NBC host Chuck Todd – who will be the first round this week of democrat debates co-moderated.
& # 39; And this is a bad culture where you can't admit mistakes, where you can't talk about your vulnerabilities and imperfections – we've had them all & he continued.
During a fundraising campaign in New York this month, Biden spoke with love about working with segregationist lawmakers James Eastland and Herman E. Talmadge early in his political career.
His comments and his earlier mood report on conflicting buses to integrate public schools in America became the center of the discussion about the Thursday evening debate phase in Miami.
During the second night of debates, the California Senator confronted Kamala Harris Biden about the comments.
& # 39; But I also believe – and it is personal, and I was actually whole – it was painful to hear you talk about the reputation of two senators from the United States who built their reputation and career on the segregation of the race in this country, & # 39; Harris said. when confronted with the former vice-president.
Donald Trump Jr. (left) on Thursday retweeted – and then deleted – a tweet that claimed Harris (right) is not an American Black & # 39; but rather & # 39; half India and half Jamaican & # 39;
Donald Trump Jr. publicly wondered if the information was true, but his spokesperson said he had deleted the tweet after people misinterpreted his intentions
Harris & # 39; s mother Shymala Gopala (left) is from India and her father Donald Harris (right) is Jamaican
The senator also emotionally shared her personal experience of calling when she grew up in California.
& # 39; And it wasn't just that, but you also worked with them to oppose bus transport & # 39 ;, she continued.
& # 39; And, you know, there was a little girl in California who was in second grade to integrate her public schools, and she went to school every day, & # 39; Harris said. & # 39; And that little girl was me. & # 39;
In response to Harris's criticism, Biden claimed that the comments he made were taken out of context and that it was a & # 39; bad feature & # 39; was to say that he was against integrating schools through conversations.
President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., suggested on Twitter that Harris is not & # 39; black enough & # 39; is to discuss racial relationships in America.
An extreme right-wing personality on Twitter, Ali Alexander, wrote that Harris & # 39; not a black American & # 39; is.
Booker defended Harris & # 39; race and said she didn't have to prove her blackness
& # 39; Kamala Harris doesn't have to prove it & # 39 ;, he tweeted Saturday
& # 39; She is half Indian and half Jamaican, & # 39; he tweeted. & # 39; I'm so sick of people robbing American Blacks (like myself) from our history. It is disgusting. Now use it for debate time. & # 39;
Alexander's tweet is viral and widely shared by conservative Twitter users.
Don Jr retweeted Alexander's tweet – and later deleted it – with the comment: & # 39; Is this true? Wow. & # 39;
Harris & # 39; mother is from India and her father is Jamaican.
Booker responded to the Harris attacks.
& # 39; Kamala Harris does not have to prove & # 39 ;, Booker said in the co-senator's defense.
A Don Jr. spokesperson told the New York Times: & # 39; Don & # 39; s tweet was simply asking him if it was true that Kamala Harris was semi-Indian because it wasn't something he had ever heard before and when he once he saw that people misinterpreted his person's intention, he quickly removed it. & # 39;
Harris & # 39; s campaign denounced the tweet and said he was racist and compares it to the birther movement that claimed Barack Obama was not born in the United States.
& # 39; This is the same type of racist attack that attacked his father to attack Barack Obama & # 39 ;, told a Harris spokesperson The Daily Beast when asked about the tweet from Don Jr.
& # 39; It didn't work then and it won't work now. & # 39;
& # 39; So, I will tell you that it cannot be an intellectual debate among democrats on this subject, & # 39; Harris said during the debate. & # 39; We must take it seriously. We must act quickly. "
Earlier this month, Biden told a fundraiser in New York that he had good working relationships with the late senators James Eastland of Mississippi (left) and Henry Talmadge of Georgia (right) – two men who are known for pro-segregation views
Harris & # 39; s campaign compared Don Jr.'s tweets with his father's attacks on Barack Obama (right) – a reference to the Birther movement that claimed the 44th president was not born in the United States
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