He’s fonder of segregationists than Republicans. And this is getting him attacked big time on the left.
Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential front-runner, singled out two notorious segregationists who were his party colleagues in the Senate in the 1970s as examples of politicians he could work with.
Speaking at his third New York fundraiser with wealthy donors on Tuesday, Biden talked about Senators James O. Eastland of Mississippi and Herman Talmadge of Georgia.
“I was in a caucus with James O. Eastland,” Biden, 76, said, according to a pool report, imitating the dead Southerner’s drawl. “He never called me boy, he always called me son.”
He then brought up another segregationist Democrat, “a guy like Herman Talmadge, one of the meanest guys I ever knew, you go down the list of all these guys.