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Cenk Uygur Slams Joe Biden's Segregationist Comments: ‘Stop Bragging' About Working With Racists

Added 06-20-19 12:34:02am EST - “The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur slams Joe Biden's segregationist comments: 'Stop bragging' about how much you like working with racists” - Mediaite.com


Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Mediaite.com: “Cenk Uygur Slams Joe Biden's Segregationist Comments”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

On Cuomo Prime Time, left-wing host Cenk Uygur blasted former Vice President Joe Biden’s recent comments about Congressional cooperation with segregationist senators and connected them to a larger body of problematic rhetoric on civil rights and race issues that could doom his 2020 run.

“I think that Joe Biden has a real problem here,” Uygur explained. “He keeps saying that he liked working with segregationists, not just on the Democratic side. Let’s not forget, he bragged about working with [Republican Senator] Strom Thurmond, who was a deeply racist Republican who ran for president under the segregationist ticket. So he’s got to stop bragging about how much he likes racists.”

Uygur went to on point out that Biden still defends his key roles in passing the 1975 anti-desegregation busing bill and the controversial 1994 crime bill. The latter ushered in severely harsh sentencing restrictions, which have had a devastating effect upon many poor and minority communities.

Host Chris Cuomo pushed back on Uyghur’s claim that Biden “likes racists,” however.

“Are you being fair to him in context?” Cuomo asked. “I’m listening to you and I get the point. He didn’t say he ‘loved racists’ He said that he remembered being able to work with those guys even though he didn’t agree with what was going on and it was a statement about how nobody can work with anybody.” Cuomo added that the 1994 bill was passed in a “time of fear” and that the bill enjoyed bipartisan support among white and black members of Congress.


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