Rush: Biden ‘Woefully Ignorant’ for Praising Segregationists

Former civil rights activist Rep. Bobby Rush, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), blasted 2020 White House hopeful Joe Biden for praising former segregationist colleagues, calling him “woefully ignorant” of the “black American experience.”

“You would think that after eight years of serving as Vice President under President Obama, Biden would get it, that his frame of reference would be more audacious for the future and less on the obvious incrementalism of the past,” Rush told Politico on Friday.

“With his statement he has demonstrated that he is wholly out of touch and woefully ignorant of the nuances of the black American experience and that is, in itself, beyond disappointing,” Rush added.