WATCH: Kamala Calls Biden ‘Ignorant,’ Whacks Him for ‘Coddling’ Segregationists
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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