Joe Biden under fire for remarks about segregationist senators

Joe Biden is a walking gaffe machine. It’s not a matter of if, it’s simply about when he’ll say something stupid and apparently that has happened.

Speaking at a fundraiser Tuesday evening the former vice president mentioned civility in the United States Senate and then went on to mention two senators in particular.

Biden reminisced about working with Democrats James O. Eastland and Herman Talmadge, both southern senators were advocates of desegregation.

Speaking about Eastland Biden said “I was in a caucus with James O. Eastland. He never called me ‘boy’; he always called me ‘son.’ Well, guess what? At least there was some civility.”

When speaking of Talmadge Biden said “we got things done. We didn’t agree on much of anything. We got things done. We got it finished. But today, you look at the other side and you’re the enemy. Not the opposition, the enemy. We don’t talk to each other anymore.”

Even CNN wasn’t down with Biden’s comments on the segregationist Democratic senators.

A Biden campaign senior advisor was out trying to minimize the damage.

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