Former vice president Joseph R. Biden Jr. faced continued scrutiny over his praise of segregationist senators in an interview with Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) on CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday.
“Praising and coddling individuals who made it their life’s work and built their reputation off of segregation of the races in the United States. That’s a problem,” Harris told Ed O’Keefe. “I would not be a member of the United States Senate if those men that he praised had their way. I wouldn’t.”
She continued, claiming that Biden was ignorant. She said:
“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 – who profess to be leaders – that we choose our words carefully understanding the significance and the power of our word.”
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WATCH: Joe Biden Waves to Absolutely No One As He Disembarks Private Plane in Florida
Who is he waving to?
Joe Biden appeared to wave to absolutely no one as he walked off the stairway to a private jet in Florida earlier this week.
Watch for yourself:
Is it just me or is Joe Biden waving to absolutely no one here? pic.twitter.com/N4tZETkZyx
— Richard (@Wildman_AZ) September 20, 2020
Who could he possibly be waving to?
Biden doesn’t have millions of energetic supporters who will arrive at the airport to greet him, unlike President Trump. The Democratic nominee was arriving in Tampa, Florida, for a few scripted campaign events in the swing state where new polling reveals he’s losing the Hispanic demographic to President Trump, an unprecedented demographic swing in the recent history of the state’s elections.
There appear to be a few airport employees in the distance, but they seem to be facing the other way.
This is quite concerning. A President should be cognitively sharp and acutely aware of his surroundings. Biden’s latest gaffe appears to do little more than raise even more questions about his mental acuity.
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