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Biden Defends Comments About Working With Segregationist Lawmakers

"You don't have to like the people, in terms of their views," Joe Biden said Wednesday night, as other Democratic candidates piled on criticism.
Former Vice President Joe Biden said fellow Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker should apologize for suggesting he's insensitive to racial issues after recalling how he could put aside differences to work with segregationist lawmakers. Source: Alex Wong

Former Vice President Joe Biden isn't backing down from his comments recalling the "civility" of his working relationships with two segregationist lawmakers. In fact, he's saying New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, who criticized his remarks, is the one who needs to offer an apology.

At a New York City fundraiser Tuesday, with Mississippi Sen. James Eastland and Georgia Sen. Herman Talmadge, two Democrats who opposed civil rights legislation

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