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Sen. Booker: Biden should have apologized for remarks about segregationists, not become defensive

July 18, 2019 | 4:06 PM GMT
After Democratic presidential candidate and former vice president Joe Biden faced criticism for his remarks about the civility of his working relationship with segregationists in the Senate, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) said he believes Biden should have been quick to apologize instead of becoming defensive. “I’m not holding it against Vice President Biden for saying something bone-headed; we all have. But come forward. Why are we creating this culture where you can't say you made a mistake, or you could have done better? I’m happy that he came forward and apologized, but a presidential nominee shouldn’t need that kind of lesson.”