Booker now joins Harris in trying tp peel off Biden’s Black voter support….
The wraps have come off the Democratic Presidential nomination race….
Booker’s campaign has failed to gain much traction….
Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., questioned Sunday whether former Vice President Joe Biden could be a uniter on race if he wins the Democratic presidential nomination, accusing Biden of having an “inability to talk candidly about the mistakes he made.”
Booker, who has been one of Biden’s most outspoken critics in the Democratic field in recent days, pointed to a handful of examples — Biden’s opposition to federally-mandated busing as a tool of desegregation in the 1970s, recent comments about his working relationship with senators who supported segregation, and his defense of the 1994 crime bill — to argue that the former vice president “is not doing a good job of bringing folks together.”
“Whoever our nominee is going to be, whoever our next president is going to be, really needs to be someone who can talk openly and honestly about race,” Booker said during an appearance on “Meet the Press.”
“I’m not sure if Joe Biden is up to that task given the way the last three weeks have played out.”
Booker’s comments came in the wake of the high-profile clash on the debate stage last week between Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., over the issue of busing….