BIDEN CAVES: Former VP Apologizes For Work With Segregationists

BIDEN CAVES: Former VP Apologizes For Work With Segregationists 1 Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

Former Vice President Joe Biden apologized on Saturday in Sumter, South Carolina for his work with segregationists, following multiple recent racial controversies regarding political work.

“Was I wrong a few weeks ago?” Biden asked the Sumter audience, “Yes, I was. I regret it, and I’m sorry for any of the pain of misconception that caused anybody.”

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On Sunday, the second day of his tour of South Carolina, he reiterated his apology and explained why his apology had taken so long.

He apologized for “any comments I made (that) were taken in a way that people took offense from them. Then, I am truly sorry for that. That was not my intention.” Fox News reported he continued and explained why the apology had taken so long. “Have I made mistakes? Yes. Do we grow? Yes. But, the fact of the matter is, that’s why I chose here in South Carolina and chose an audience that in fact… would be the most likely to have been offended by anything that was said,” he said Sunday.

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These apologies come after Biden was hammered in the Democratic debate by Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif, for his policies on busing. Harris responded, saying she was happy for his apology.