The apology came during a speech in which Biden defended himself from mounting criticism from other Democratic presidential candidates, who've begun digging into his almost half-century in public life, including 36 years in the Senate, to which he was first elected in 1972. Our nominee needs to have the language to talk about race in a far more constructive way'. "America in 2019 is a very different place than the the 1970s, and that's a good thing", he said.
Biden has been on the defensive since the confrontation with Harris, who criticized his opposition to federally mandated busing to integrate schools in the 1970s and his willingness to work with segregationist senators. The back and forth ended with Biden, determined to escape Harris' crosshairs, cutting himself off and declaring, "My time is up".
Indeed, the major debate in the Democratic Party is said by the media to be how "moderate" their presidential candidate should be.
Warren, herself a former public school teacher and law school professor, already had promised she'd nominate a federal education chief with classroom experience. "I made the best decisions I could at the moment those decisions had to be made", he said. "And that little girl was me".
US Senator Kamala Harris, riding a wave of support after her performance in the first presidential debate, raised almost $12 million in the second quarter of the year which ended on June 30, her campaign has announced.
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The controversy erupted in mid-June after Biden recalled his Senate interactions with two prominent advocates of segregation, triggering criticism from two black rivals for the presidency, Kamala Harris and Cory Booker.
He acknowledged the critical role of black voters and labor unions on Friday, saying: 'Y'all are the ones that brung me to the dance'. Harris talked up her sweeping teacher pay raise proposal and her pledge to take executive action on gun restrictions if Congress doesn't act in the first 100 days of a Harris administration.
Later, after many pointed out that mandatory school busing had been widely seen as a failure and a thoroughly unpopular policy, she appeared to oppose it. "Yes I was, I regret it", Biden told an audience of mostly black supporters in Sumter, South Carolina.
Biden campaign officials publicly and privately downplayed the flap with Harris as an example of a trailing candidate trying to draw attention.
The polling gap between Biden and Harris was enormous going into the debate.
In the RealClearPolitics.com national polling average, the former vice-president now leads by 11 points from Harris. And he has led in every early voting state. "It is early and things will change", she said, according to Essence.
"There's time for any candidate to course-correct, ' he said".
'It does not get any easier from here, so he has to be prepared, ' he said. Among blacks, support for Biden was cut in half.
There are now just seven months still until the Iowa caucuses and the former vice president has repeatedly said on the campaign trail that he is seeking the presidency because he wants "to restore the soul of this country" and "unite" the nation.
"It takes a long time to build a campaign up, and it's a marathon, not a sprint", said Derick Barnes, 30, an area resident who attended the barbecue.
'I have tremendous respect for the vice president. "He's the bully that I've always stood up to", he said.
Biden, speaking with CNN's Chris Cuomo in Des Moines, Iowa, suggested that "Medicare for All" is irrational, argued that the majority of Democrats are "center left" not "way left", and said Rep. It's not like somebody who just came out of the blue and didn't know anything. Bernie Sanders collected $18 million in the second quarter.
At a Charleston restaurant on Sunday, he explained that he picked SC as the place where he would apologize, wanting to choose "an audience that would in fact be most likely to have been offended" by the comments.