I suspect Joe Biden isn’t sorry at all….
Joe actually shouldn’t be…
He did what he HAD to do….. apologized Saturday for his recent remarks about his ability to work with segregationists during his time
at the time…
But it’s now….
In order to show his ‘respect’ and to finally give the answer he SHOULD have?
He’s doing this now….
Former Vice President Joe Biden apologized Saturday for his recent remarks about his ability to work with segregationists during his time as a Senator.
The remarks are his first mea culpa over the comments this campaign cycle.
The White House hopeful maintained he had done the right thing by working across the aisle with people whose views he found “repugnant,” but apologized if he gave the impression he was praising the senators.
After spending weeks under fire for his decades-long history on race and civil rights, Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Saturday gave the most forceful defense yet of his record, emphasizing his time as vice president to Barack Obama, and did something he had resisted in the past — apologize for warmly reminiscing about his working relationships with Southern segregationists.
Mr. Biden, who previously had been defiant about those remarks and is often reluctant to issue apologies for his past positions, told a heavily African-American audience gathered in South Carolina, a crucial early-voting state, that he regretted those comments, which had incited backlash from many Democrats.
He also used his speech to draw contrasts with some of the candidates in the Democratic presidential primary who are to his left, and to defend his broader philosophy of working “within the system” to “get things done for the least among us,” even when that means dealing, he said, “with those who we find repugnant.”
“Now, 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?” he said. “Yes, I was. I regret it. I’m sorry for any of the pain and misconception I may have caused anybody.”
image….Meg Kinnard/AP Photo
This post was originally phoned in …
It has been edited up a bit….