Speaking Saturday, former Vice President Joe Biden appeared to attempt damage control in regards to growing controversy surrounding his remarks which seemed to praise his work with segregationist politicians.
“Was I wrong a few weeks ago, to somehow give the impression to people that I was praising those men, who I successfully opposed time and again?” asked Biden, somberly adding, “Yes, I was.
Biden continued, “I regret it, and I’m sorry for any of the pain or misconception [his comments] may have caused anybody.”
I chose to work within the system, to make it better,” Biden said in his own defense. “Was I wrong to do that? I don’t think so.”
Currently seen as the likely Democrat candidate to oppose President Trump in the 2020 election, Biden’s campaign has been plagued with allegations of racial insensitivity and other issues stemming back from his lengthy political career.
During a speech on Saturday, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden apologized for giving the impression that he was praising segregationists during earlier remarks on working with segregationist senators and said that he is “sorry for any of the pain or misconception” the comments might have caused.
Biden said, “Was I wrong a few weeks ago to somehow give the impression to people that I was praising those men who I successfully opposed time and again? Yes, I was. I regret it. And I’m sorry for any of the pain or misconception they may have caused anybody.