Sen. Cory Booker, DN.J., criticized presidential rival, Joe Biden, on Sunday and said the former vice president is doing a bad job at curing racial divisions in the country. The vice president does not do a good job at bringing people together "Booker said in NBC's" Meet the Press. "
the country – it causes a lot of frustration and even pain with his words."
At the beginning of the interview, Booker cited comments that Biden made about working in the Senate Decades of segregationists like James O. Eastland. At a fundraiser earlier this month, Biden said Eastland has never called me "boy," a nickname used against black men.
"I talked long before the debate on the Vice President's comments using words like 'boy' in a way that has caused much suffering and mischief. And I pointed it out, "Booker said Sunday," instead of stepping forward and saying, "I could have said that better," or "Let me say what I meant," he fell into a defensive squat. "[Biden'sattitudetoracialissuesbecamethefocusofthe2020primaryafterlastweek'sdebatesInthebiggestmomentofthetwodebatesSenKamalaHarrisD-CalifQuestionedBiden'scommentsonsegregationistsandhisrejectionofgovernment-mandatedbusprogramsandemotional
"There was a little girl in California who was part of the second grade to integrate her public school, and she went by bus to school every day, "Harris added the debate on Thursday evening. "And this little girl was me. That is why I am telling you that there can be no intellectual debate among democrats on this subject. "
Biden broadside called the debate a" wrong characterization of his position across the board ".
"I did not praise racists. That's not true, number one, "he said. "Number two, if we want this campaign to be conducted on who supports civil rights and if I did or not, I'm glad to do that."
Booker could not compete with Biden in the debate The New Jersey senator was part of a two-day buildup in the Wednesday night debate to cope with the approximately two dozen Democrats in the race.
But Booker – who is like Harris African American – has repeatedly criticized Biden on various topics that touch him on race. In "Meet the Press," he emphasized that the candidate of his party must be someone who could speak "vulnerability" about the race, to move that country to a common ground and reconciliation. "
" I am not sure if Vice President Biden is up to the task, "he added," considering the last three weeks. "