Vice President Joe Biden is walking a tightrope as protesters continue to march in the streets…
While NOT agreeing in ‘defunding the police….
He has HAD to embrace the politics of the street….
Not lose the law enforcement community completely….
Joe Biden seems to have NOT cancelled Sen. Klobuchar’s name from his Vice President list….
Former Vice President Joe Biden said systemic racism exists “across the board,” including in policing, in an interview with CBS’s Norah O’Donnell.
“Absolutely,” Biden said, asked whether there is systemic racism within law enforcement.
“It’s not just in law enforcement, it’s across the board. It’s in housing, it’s in education, and it’s in everything we do. It’s real. It’s genuine. It’s serious,” Biden said in the interview, set to air in a CBS special Tuesday night. “Look, not all law enforcement officers are racist. My lord, there are some really good, good cops out there. But the way in which it works right now is, we’ve seen too many examples of it.”
Biden also denied the last two weeks, in which protests have erupted across the U.S. over the May 25 killing of George Floyd, had influenced his ultimate choice of vice president, except it’s put a greater focus and urgency on the need to get someone who is totally simpatico with where I am.”
“The one thing that I’ve learned as being the only thing I know a fair amount about is vice presidency. And it’s really important that, whomever you pick as a vice president, agrees with you in terms of your philosophy of government, and agrees with you on the systemic things that you want to change,” Biden added.
Biden’s ultimate choice, he said, must be someone “who is not at all intimidated by the president, not at all intimidated walking in the White House,” and will “be prepared to give their unvarnished opinion and be able to privately argue with the president if they disagree. I want someone strong.”…