Senator Cory Booker made an appearance on ABC’s “This Week.” The senator took the opportunity to call out fellow Democrat presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden as a racist. Booker said he had a “lack of understanding” for his comments about working with segregationists.
Booker said, “I’ve said my peace. I have a lot of respect for Joe Biden and gratitude towards him and that’s even more of a responsibility that I have to be candid with him, speak truth to power. This is a presidential nominee and to say something —and again, it’s not about working across the aisle. If anything, I’ve made that a hallmark of my time in the Senate to get big things done and legislation passed. This is about him evoking a terrible power dynamic that he should a lack of understanding or an insensitivity to. By invoking this idea that he was called son by white segregationists, who, yeah, they see him in them, their son.”
Booker then commented on Biden’s defense of his comments “I didn’t understand that. I listened to the full totality of what he was talking about, and frankly, I heard many, many African Americans who found the comments hurtful. Look, we make mistakes. We sometimes tread upon issues that maybe we aren’t knowledgeable of. I don’t think the vice president should need this lesson, but this was a time for him to be healing and to be helpful, especially at a time that he is looking to bring this party together and lead us in what is the most important election of our lifetime. I was disappointed. I’ve said my peace. We had a very constructive conversation. Again, I have a tremendous amount of respect and appreciation for the vice president.”
Kamala Harris joined in on the fun Sunday, taking shots at Joe while on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Harris echoed the narrative that Biden was “ignorant of the history of race in this country” when he said segregationist senators called him son, not boy.
“Let’s talk about Joe Biden… You’ve criticized him for praising his ability to work with people who had very different views,” CBS correspondent Ed O’Keefe said.
“No that wasn’t my criticism, I applaud any effort to work across party lines around common goals and common interests. Praising and coddling individuals who made it their life works and built their reputation off of segregation of the races in the United States. That’s a problem. I would not be a member of the United States Senate if those men that he praised had their way. I wouldn’t.” Harris responded.
“And one of the things they did is, and he inferred this, is they might have called someone like him who was younger ‘son,’ they might’ve called a black man, ‘boy.’ And that’s been part of the issue for a lot of African Americans we’ve talked to here and across the country, is that offensive to you?” O’Keefe questioned.
“We cannot be ignorant of the history of race in this country. And certainly, anyone who is a leader should not be. That is a very loaded term, loaded with a history that includes extreme racism, violence. Discrimination prejudice you name it. All of that. It’s a very loaded term. And I think it is very important that we all, who are leaders, or profess to be leaders that we choose our words carefully understanding the significance and the power of our word,” Harris answered.
The democratic party is in complete disarray these days. They’ve taken their frontrunner and best chance of challenging Trump in 2020, and thoroughly stomped on his name. Their hate has consumed them as they sabotage any sliver of hope they may have had.