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New poll shows Biden and other top Dems beating Trump in FL

New poll shows Biden and other top Dems beating Trump in FL

Biden, who spent more than three decades in the US Senate, named late senators James Eastland of MS and Herman Talmadge of Georgia, both Democrats who fiercely opposed desegregation, as opponents who were in his own party when he entered the chamber in 1973. Former Texas lawmaker Beto O'Rourke made similar comments during a separate interview with the publication: "I don't know that anybody deserves to have a billion dollars", he said.

The comments quickly sparked one of the most intense disputes of the Democratic presidential primary, underscoring the risk to Biden as he tries to turn his decades of Washington experience into an advantage. James Eastland of MS and Herman Talmadge of Georgia, two ardent segregationists, as evidence of his ability to work with lawmakers even if he didn't agree with their positions.

Biden's comment came in response to a question from MSNBC's Joy Reid, who asked how Biden would overcome the opposition to almost all Democratic ideas during former President Barack Obama's tenure from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky.

"You don't joke about calling black men 'boys, ' " New Jersey Sen. We asked Biden that if all 23 Democrats running for president got together in a room and had to agree on one thing, what would that be?

At a New York City fundraiser Tuesday night, Biden told donors he has reached across the aisle throughout his career.

"We can't get any of what any one of us want done".

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"When you have income inequality as large as we have in the United States today, it brews and ferments political discord and basic revolution", he said. "I know the new, new left tells me that I'm - this is old-fashioned", Biden said, according to the pool report. Not the opposition - the enemy. But others say Biden's apparent unwillingness to change his ways is evidence that he doesn't understand how his actions have impacted people.

Likewise, Richmond said, Biden highlighted Jim Crow-era senators to emphasize the depths of disagreements elected officials sometimes navigate. Prior to declaring his candidacy past year, Biden said he was "not [independent Vermont Sen.] Bernie Sanders", because he didn't think "500 billionaires are the reason why we're in trouble".

"I'm disappointed that he hasn't issued an immediate apology for the pain his words are dredging up for many Americans. He should", Booker continued.

Fellow candidate and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, took to Twitter to share a photo of his inter-racial family.

"It's 2019 & @JoeBiden is longing for the good old days of "civility" typified by James Eastland". De Blasio has struggled to garner much support. It's past time for apologies or evolution from @JoeBiden. "He repeatedly demonstrates that he is out of step with the values of the modern Democratic Party".

This is a developing story.