Joe Biden Suffers Backlash Amid Segregation Remarks 🚨

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Former VP recalls “civility” with segregationist senators

In a New York fundraiser, Biden reminisced about his experience with senators James O. Eastland of Mississippi and Herman Talmadge of Georgia. Biden stated that although Talmadge was one of the “meanest guys… at least there was some civility.” The former VP said that Eastland "never called me 'boy,' he always called me 'son.'"

What did he mean?

Biden was addressing political partisanship and how politicians ought to “reach consensus.” The former VP called for more political unity and cooperation. In another fundraiser, Biden emphasized his disagreement with the aforementioned senators.


Fox News: Biden slammed by Dem rivals for highlighting ability to work with segregationist senators

Daily Wire: BRUTAL: Democrats, Republicans trash Joe Biden for praising two Democrat Segregationists as examples in civility

The right, however, will examine Biden’s calls to fix a broken political system. Articles will frame criticism towards Biden as an attack on his calls for “civility” and political progress. Far-right publications will rebuke the former VP as “praising ‘civility of segregationists.”


BBC: Biden refuses to apologise for working with racist senators

Slate: Biden is now demanding that Cory Booker apologize for saying that segregation was bad

The left tends to focus on the backlash Biden’s remarks elicited. Many articles will thoroughly report the condemnation of Biden by 2020 presidential challengers such as Cory Booker and Kamala Harris. Several news outlets will cover Biden’s defiant defense of his cooperation with segregationists while centrist outlets will report his disavowment of the segregationists.

Where's the common ground?

The common ground between the left and right is vast. Many articles on both sides will cover Biden’s heavy backlash. Centrist publications on both sides will remind that Biden repeatedly spurned the segregationist senators.

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