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Elise Viebeck is an enterprise and investigations reporter focused on national politics. She joined The Washington Post in 2015.
Child trust funds have never been fully tested in the way Booker envisions, after an experiment in the United Kingdom was cut short a decade ago.
“You stood up and used that tough-on-crime phony rhetoric that got a lot of people elected but destroyed communities like mine,” Sen. Cory Booker (N.J.) told Biden.
The 1986 law including the “100-1” provision passed with overwhelming support. Biden later disavowed the measure, which came to be viewed as one of the most racially slanted federal sentencing policies.
The event highlighted fault lines that divide the party even as President Trump’s challengers seek to take on his history of racially divisive rhetoric.
The senator’s legal consulting work has received little scrutiny over the course of her political career. Her presidential campaign Wednesday night released a list of cases was involved with.
“I’m sorry for the way she got treated,” the Democratic presidential candidate said about the 1991 Senate hearing he oversaw during the Clarence Thomas confirmation.
Hill, who testified against Clarence Thomas, compared the 1991 hearing to a “trial that lacked all of the protections of a trial.”
Biden is facing criticism over a host of positions and decisions from his nearly five decades in public life, including his handling of the 1991 Clarence Thomas hearings.
The woman, Amy Lappos, told the Hartford Courant that Biden pulled her close and rubbed noses with her at a 2009 fundraiser in Connecticut. “I thought he was going to kiss me on the mouth,” she said.
Acknowledging he is a “huge admirer of Nancy Pelosi's operational ability,” Rep. Jim Himes said Democrats will soon need leaders who can communicate effectively with younger voters.