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2020 Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard said Tuesday the exchange between fellow Democratic candidates Kamala Harris and Joe Biden was a “political ploy” initiated by Harris.
Harris condemned Biden’s former opposition to federally mandated busing, which aimed to desegregate schools in the 1970s and which Biden argued would “set the Civil Rights Movement farther back,” during the second night of NBC’s first Democratic presidential debates on June 27.
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The Democratic Hawaii senator said on CBSN’s “Red and Blue” Tuesday that Harris was “levying this accusation that Joe Biden is racist when he’s clearly not as a way to try to smear him.”
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“This is just a political ploy and, I think, a very underhanded one just to try to get herself attention and move herself up in the polls” Gabbard continued. “I think that we need to be above that. All of us.”
While Gabbard contended that there are still “racial injustices and inequalities” that need to be addressed in the United States, she said we need to come together more to work toward ending those injustices and “work towards a brighter future.”
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“Every single candidate will need to stand up and speak out and defend their own record,” she concluded.
Gabbard’s comments come after she tweeted Monday saying Harris falsely accused Biden...
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