John Lewis defends Joe Biden: 'I don't think the remarks are offensive'

Vice President Joe Biden has come under fire from his Democratic rivals

Vice President Joe Biden has come under fire from his Democratic rivals

Joe Biden is still taking heat for comments many thought were his attempt to normalize working with segregationists.

In North Carolina, Barack Obama squeaked out a victory in 2008, the first Democratic presidential candidate to take the state in decades. He's not affiliated with any of the campaigns. "He considers certain things a resource, that he has worked across the aisle, that's what he was saying".

"Since your support was essential to having our bill reported out by the Judiciary Committee, I want to personally ask your continued support and alert you to our intentions", Biden wrote on Aug 22, 1978.

It's 2019 & @JoeBiden is longing for the good old days of "civility" typified by James Eastland. James Eastland, at the time a well-known segregationist who had called blacks "an inferior race" and once vowed to prevent blacks and whites from eating together in Washington. There's not a racist bone in my body. "I've been involved in civil rights my whole career".

The front-runner for the Democratic nomination, Biden has long championed civil rights and was honored earlier this year by Al Sharpton's National Action Network. Cory Booker, who said Biden should apologize for his remarks.

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Then Booker retweeted a photo of a downcast girl with the caption, "me realizing i'm going to have to vote for joe biden in 2020".

Mr Biden launched his campaign in April by condemning President Donald Trump's response to a racist march in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017. "At a time when we have from the highest offices in the land, a divisiveness, a racial hatred and bigotry being spewed, he should have the sensitivity to know that, 'This is a time I need to be an ally and I need to be a healer". His fiercest critic, Cory Booker, minced no words and demanded the former vice president apologize.

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Sen. Booker called for Biden to apologize. That is probably - Biden asking for that was maybe even as offensive as the earlier statement. "I know that I was raised to speak truth to power and I will never apologize for doing that". That's where this coming from. It certainly should commit to not using those examples going forward. "But there is nothing decent about being anti-LGBTQ rights, and that includes the Vice President", Biden tweeted.

A few of his opponents who are vying to be the Democratic occasion nominee for the November 2020 presidential election, alongside with Senator Cory Booker, pounced on his remarks. And it just means that on issues of race, on issues of LGBTQ rights, on issues of gender equity - and he hasn't yet shown he's really able to surf those crosscurrents.

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But numerous famend dim lawmakers, alongside with the most effective-rating African-American in Congress, Jim Clyburn, defended Mr Biden. Explain why that might be. "I ran for the United States Senate because I disagreed with the views of the segregationists", Biden said.

"I think that authenticity is the most important characteristic that candidates have to convey to the American people". The Democrats had no problem, no problem at all of accusing this man of being a serial rapist because he is the President's nominee to the Supreme Court of the land.

Richmond, who became friends with Scalise when they both were in the Louisiana Legislature, did not hesitate to offer his support and his endorsement. One aide, who like the others spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss strategy, said campaign insiders were not pressuring Biden to alter the way he's been making his case.

SIMMONS: Oh, I think a lot of it is generational. You know that happens all the time. You wonder, why is that? "You beat them without changing the system".

"No, come on", Clyburn said, standing on the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse where a Confederate Flag once flew.

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