Democratic presidential candidates demanded immediate apology from vice president Joe Biden after summoning two segregationist former senators as part of a call to cooperate with the opposition.
New York Sen. Cory Booker, who, like Biden, is looking for the Democratic presidential election, has also destroyed Biden's strange comment that former Sen. James Eastland of Mississippi never called me a boy.
& # 39; You're not kidding about calling black male boys, & # 39; Booker said in a statement on Wednesday, after Biden & # 39; s comments were in circulation in a hotel in New York.
& # 39; Men like James O. Eastland used such words and the racist policies that accompanied them to perpetuate the white supremacy and poach black Americans of our own humanity, & # 39; Booker continued.
Vice President Joe Biden called for two senetics for segregation when he denounced his ability to work with opponents and led supporters of the Democrats to apply for an apology
& # 39; Vice President Biden's relationship with proud segregationists is not the model for how we can make America a safer and more inclusive place for black people and for everyone. I have to tell Vice President Biden, as someone I respect, that he is wrong to use his relations with Eastland and Talmadge as examples of how we can bring our country together, & # 39; Booker, who is black, went on before he demanded an apology.
& # 39; And to be honest, I am disappointed that he did not immediately express an apology for the pain that his words are driving up for many Americans. He should. & # 39;
Also pounding was Biden New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, a presidential candidate whose wife, Chirland McCray, is African-American.
In a tweet with a photo of his interracial family, de Blasio wrote: & # 39; It & # 39; s 2019 & @JoeBiden longing for the good old days of & # 39; politeness & # 39 ;, typified by James Eastland. Eastland thought that my multiracial family would be illegal and that whites were entitled to "the pursuit of dead n * ggers," he wrote in the first of a few tweets.
& # 39; It is past time for apologies or evolution of @JoeBiden. He repeatedly demonstrates that he is inconsistent with the values of the modern Democratic Party & # 39 ;, continued the Blasio.
Biden praised the cooperation and cordiality of a bygone era during a New York fundraiser Tuesday – including with recognized segegationists who participated in civil rights legislation in the Senate.
Biden, speaking to a fundraiser at the Carlyle hotel in Manhattan, confirmed his commitment to working with Republicans and opposition members – then bizarrely emphasized his time by working with fellow Democrats who spent decades in the Senate and participated in the fight. desegregation efforts.
& # 39; I was in a meeting with James O. Eastland, & # 39; said Biden about the Mississippi senator, expressing the southern appeal of Eastland.
& # 39; He never called me boy, he always called me son, & # 39; said Biden, who influenced a southern sign, according to a polar reporter who was there.
Biden also brought Georgia Sen. Herman Talmadge, who appreciated Eastland's segregation and owned a plantation in his own country.
Biden told a story about how Senator James Eastland of Mississippi never called me a boy, he always called me a son & # 39;
Biden called Senator Herman E. Talmadge (D-Ga.) One of the & # 39; meanest & # 39; but also said that in previous decades there was & # 39; courtesy & # 39; in the senate
Biden referred to & # 39; a man like Herman Talmadge, one of the meanest guys I ever knew, you throw down the list of all these guys. Well guess what? At least there was some politeness. We did things, & Biden said.
& # 39; We disagreed on much of everything. We have done things. We finished it. But today you look to the other side and you are the enemy. Not the opposition, the enemy. We no longer talk to each other & # 39 ;, said Biden.
The vice president has previously stressed that he is able to win votes in Delaware, a state with a mix of urban and rural populations and a complicated history on race and civil rights issues.
Biden made the comments as a way to emphasize the need to reach consensus within our system & # 39; – but ended up pointing out one of the most divisive political struggles in the nation's history.
Biden spent decades in the Senate
Earlier this week, Biden spoke in the Poor People's Campaign about the racial history of his homeland.
& # 39; But my son Beau, before he died, he was the Attorney General. We were the only two Caucasian guys who won the downstate, as they say, and overwhelmingly won in the black community, & said Biden.
& # 39; We could not determine exactly which way we wanted to be in the civil war & # 39 ;, he said about a state with the eighth largest black population in the country, which is a history of slavery under the plantation system.
& # 39; With many poor people down there, those poor people – what they call & # 39; hanging chickens & # 39; in the chicken industry … most of them white, & # 39; he said, referring to jobs at the Delaware farm.
One of Biden & # 39; s democratic opponents, mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, responded to the comments.
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