Bi­den apol­o­gizes for com­ments on seg­re­ga­tion­ists

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - News -

Former Vice Pres­i­dent Joe Bi­den on Satur­day apol­o­gized for re­cent com­ments about work­ing with seg­re­ga­tion­ist se­na­tors in his early days in the U.S. Se­nate, say­ing he un­der­stands now his re­marks could have been of­fen­sive to some.

“Was I wrong a few weeks ago?” Bi­den asked a mostly black au­di­ence dur­ing a week­end visit to South Carolina. “Yes, I was. I re­gret it, and I’m sorry for any of the pain or mis­con­cep­tion that caused any­body.”

Bi­den’s com­ments came as he and ri­val pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Sen. Ka­mala Har­ris were set to cam­paign Sun­day in South Carolina.

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