After getting kicked down an elevator shaft by a well prepared Kamala Harris during the first Democratic primary debates, former Vice President Joe Biden has gone from “Apologize for what?” to “I’m sorry” over remarks he made about working with segregationist Democrats when he entered DC politics.
Speaking to a mostly black audience at a Sumter, South Carolina campaign stop, Biden told supporters “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. I’m sorry for any of the pain or misconception,” according to NBC News.
Biden, 76, asked the audience: “Should that misstep define 50 years of my record for fighting for civil rights and racial justice in this country?” adding “I hope not. I don’t think so.”
Meanwhile, Biden’s numbers appear to be in freefall – while Harris has quickly overtaken both Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren according to RealClearPolitics.
Turns out nobody really cared about Biden’s flagrant groping of women and children, or allegations that he abused his position as Vice President for extreme nepotism. Mentioning that he worked with segregationist Democrats in the 1970s to “get things done,” on the other hand, has caused a double-digit drop from lead in early May.