Biden Apologizes for the ‘Pain’ and ‘Misconception’ of Segregationist Comments

Henrietta Brewer
July 11, 2019

"And that little girl was me". Harris talked up her sweeping teacher pay raise proposal and her pledge to take executive action on gun restrictions if Congress doesn't act in the first 100 days of a Harris administration.

Despite the thinly veiled jibes towards his rivals, it remains unlikely that Biden would pivot so radically from his affable "Uncle Joe" persona which positioned to be seen as an antidote to President Trump's aggressive posturing.

During a town hall meeting in Charleston, Biden said that dealing with mental health care "is the single most consequential thing that we have got to take care of in America right now".

"He is right to recognize the impact of his words, and I applaud him for doing that", Harris said of her 2020 presidential opponent during a gaggle with reporters in Hartsville, South Carolina.

"The bottom line is, if we don't clearly define that we are not socialists the Republicans are going to come at us every way they can and call us socialists", Hickenlooper said.

Harris's campaign team says many of these changes were planned far earlier.

Senator Kamala Harris raised almost $12 million from more than 279,000 people in the second quarter of the year, which ended on June 30, her campaign announced Friday.


"I think of busing as being in the toolbox of what is available and what can be used for the goal of desegregating America's schools,"she said on Wednesday after being asked by reporters if she supported federal school busing".

The polling gap between Biden and Harris was huge going into the debate.

A CNN national poll showed Biden's support dropping 10 points since May.

Biden has a loyal cadre of foreign policy advisers, led by Antony Blinken, who served as deputy secretary of state during the Obama administration. "And that's a good thing", Biden said.

"There's time for any candidate to course-correct, ' he said".

In South Carolina, an early-voting state in the nominating contests that kick off next February, Biden delivered a speech responding to criticism by Harris about his track record on race. Booker had called on the former vice president to atone for his remarks.

Ahead of his SC stops, Biden's campaign said he planned to say his lengthy public service career "will be weaponized against him by opposition researchers", would pledge to "take on those attacks directly" and would not allow his record "to be distorted and mischaracterized".


'I have tremendous respect for the vice president.

'It just seems like he wasn't thinking this through'.

Biden, who has positioned himself as the 2020 candidate best able to heal the country's divide, has faced weeks of criticism for the remarks, perhaps most pointedly from the presidential debate stage by Sen Kamala Harris.

Biden, speaking with CNN's Chris Cuomo in Des Moines, Iowa, suggested that "Medicare for All" is irrational, argued that the majority of Democrats are "center left" not "way left", and said Rep.

'You have to look at the whole picture, not just one chapter out of a book, ' said Chapman, who is black and is the president of a union local in Chicago.

In Iowa, a Suffolk University/USA TODAY poll taken after the debate showed Biden still leading, but Harris jumping into second place ahead of rivals Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, both US senators.

Patricia Ousley, 69, a black retired state employee from the Chicago suburb of South Holland, cheered loudly when Biden told the crowd Obama does not get the credit he deserves.


Black voters have played a critical role in the Democratic primary process, and winning the party's nomination would be unlikely without their support.

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