The presumptive 2020 democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden really stepped in it when he said black people that don’t vote for him “aren’t black.” Just a few days later his campaigned made a huge announcement to try and win back some support they have lost.
Symone Sanders, senior advisor to Biden pandered that Biden is “committed to putting a black woman on the Supreme Court” should he get elected.
Sanders now claims that Biden, who has apologized, intends to reform the Department of Justice that has attack minorities and is “committed” to putting judges on the bench “that reflect the community.”
“Vice President Biden has committed to making sure that we are underscoring not just the civil rights division and the Department of Justice, the civil rights division across his administration,” Sanders told MSNBC “PoliticsNation” host Al Sharpton. “He is committed to putting judges on the bench that reflect the community, taking a hard look, and making sure that they are African-American judges on the bench, qualified judges on the bench. He has committed to putting a black woman on the Supreme Court.”
Symone also dodged questions from NBC’s Chuck Todd after he played a clip of Biden’s comments.
Following the clip, Todd asked Sanders: “Symone, let me put the question to you this way — I know, you have Joe Biden’s record and you have a long list of when he goes off the cuff, he seems to speak with sort of an older generation stereotype at times in some of this stuff. When you’ve been around him, what would be your explanation for to someone –”
“Chuck, I’m not going to do this,” Sanders interrupted. “Chuck, I’m not going to do this. I’m not going to do this. Chuck, I’m not going to do this because let me just be really clear.”
“And so this isn’t a question about whether — this isn’t a question about whether Vice President Biden has the sensitivity,” she said.
“This is truly a question about, in this race, what we have is a question about leadership, about who is ready to lead and able to lead for all Americans, but who also has a plan for those folks. Who can put their money where their mouth is, put their plans where their mouth is and not just offer lip service to a community,” she continued.
“And Vice President Biden’s record speaks to that. He’s not offering lip service. He’s offering results. And that stands in the stark contrast [to] what we’re seeing from this White House,” she added.