Lieberman: Biden Had No Reason to Apologize


Former Vice President Joe Biden had nothing to apologize about for comments he made concerning his comments about working with segregationists during his early years in the Senate, and his apology over the weekend was “not an awful one,” former vice-presidential nominee and ex-Sen. Joe Lieberman said Monday. 

“As apologizing goes, this was not a humiliating one,” Lieberman told Fox News’ “Fox and Friends.” “Basically he was saying, sometimes in the U.S. Senate and in government, if you want to make it work, to solve people’s problems, you have to work with people (who) you don’t agree with on everything else.”

Biden Saturday apologized about working with  segregationist senators during his early years in the Senate, admitting that he was wrong with the comments, and “sorry for any of the pain of misconception that caused anybody.”

Biden said last week that he didn’t expect Sen. Kamala Harris to attack him on the Democratic debate stage about his comments and background, “because he knows her, she knows him, she knew his son Beau,” said Lieberman.

But campaigns are “particularly today are tough,” and Biden knows that, said Lieberman. 

“She saw an opportunity or moment,” he said. “He didn’t respond as well as he could have or should have, and I hope and believe he will do better next time. He’s a leader, they will come after him.”

Meanwhile, these are “historic times” for the Democratic Party, but Lieberman does not believe a candidate that is too-far left will win. 

“The Democrats won the House last time because they ran a lot of center-left candidates in swing districts,” said Lieberman, adding that he thinks Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s comments about Reps. Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley was “so important.”

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