Kamala Harris raised roughly $12 million in the past three months, her presidential campaign said Friday, almost a quarter of which she took in after confronting former Vice President Joe Biden during the first Democratic debate.
"Was I wrong a few weeks ago to somehow give the impression to people that I was praising those men who I successfully opposed time and again?"
The campaign said almost half a million dollars this quarter came from its online store, which sold at least 1,400 "That Little Girl Was Me" T-shirts that feature a photo of Harris as a young school girl. "Yes, I was. I regret it, and I'm sorry for any of the pain of misconception that caused anybody".
Biden also said that he does not believe in far-left policies other presidential candidates are floating, including canceling all student loan debt and offering tuition-free college. Biden told CNN's Chris Cuomo.
Biden said the recent comments shouldn't overshadow his decades of work on race. But for that misstep to define 50 years of my record of fighting racial injustice. "That just isn't an honest assessment of my record".More news: Tucker Carlson Calls 'Annoying' Ilhan Omar Proof Immigration Is 'Dangerous' To US
"It's disappointing that Senator Harris chose to distort Vice President Biden's position on busing", tweeted Biden deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield, "particularly now that she is tying herself in knots trying not to answer the very question she posed to him!"
The "gang-banger" remark was a reminder of his loose and undisciplined approach to language and a tendency to say things that he doesn't think will offend his generation, but that conjure very different images among others, especially young Americans.
Rodell Mollineau, a Democratic consultant and once a top aide to former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, said Biden is fortunate his debate struggles occurred early in the nominating process. "If I am president, it will change on day one". Biden defended his record on racial issues and reminded voters of his ties to former President Barack Obama, whose popularity in SC remains high.
At the Miami debate, Harris also said comments Biden made about bipartisan compromise where he cited working with two prominent segregationists were "hurtful". Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, while "brilliant" and "bright", did not represent Democrats who can win a general election in a competitive district or state. I'm not going to go there, ' he said.
"We can not rewrite history about what segregationists were doing at that time on a number of issues including opposing busing".More news: Billionaire Ross Perot Dies Aged 89
Harris was among half a dozen candidates who spoke on Saturday in New Orleans at Essence Festival, a gathering for black women organised by Essence Magazine. He touts his existing relationships with many foreign leaders and argues he could quickly re-establish the United States as a global leader after Trump's withdrawal from numerous worldwide agreements, including on climate and trade. Republicans, he said, argued that the bill was too soft on crime and pilloried Biden's efforts to fund educational programs in federal prisons. "I mean that's where we are right now, it is so early".
Former Vice President Biden raised $21.5 million for his presidential bid since entering the race on April 25. But just because there has been a drawing out of the resources in public schools.
"I'm not beholden to banks". Biden, despite talking about health care on the trail, has yet to roll out a formal plan, but a number of his Democratic opponents in 2020, like Vermont Sen. Since then, Biden's numbers have been steadily declining.
Senator James Eastland of MS "never called me boy, he always called me son", Biden told donors at a NY fundraiser, adopting a heavy southern drawl. "There is still a point of disagreement between he and I, and that remains ... which is the issue of busing".More news: Piers Morgan to The Duchess of Sussex: 'Go back to America'