2020 presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that he “came out of a black community.”
Biden spoke Wednesday at the Democratic Debate hosted by the Washington Post in Georgia, discussing how to mobilize African-American voters for the upcoming election.
“I’m part of that Obama coalition,” Biden said. “I come out of a black community in terms of my support.”
“If you notice I have more people supporting me in the black community that have announced for me because they know me, they know who I am,” Biden added.
“Three former chairs of the black caucus, the only African-American woman who’s been elected to the Senate,” he said.
Sen. Kamala Harris, a California Democrat, then interrupted him amidst laughter to say “No, the other one is here.”
“I said the first African-American woman — so my point is one of the reasons I was picked to be vice president was because of my relationship, long-standing relationship with the black community,” Biden said. “I was part of that coalition.”
At the #DemDebate Joe Biden, amid major blunders, asserted that he had broad support from the Black community. @rashadrobinson, executive director of @ColorOfChange, says despite Biden's claim, he's the "only candidate that we have not been able to get a sit-down meeting with." pic.twitter.com/LPDUpgiUXp
— Democracy Now! (@democracynow) November 21, 2019