Former Democratic Senator Compares Biden Working With Segregationists to AOC Working With Ted Cruz

Former Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) compared present-day Democrats working with Sen. Ted Cruz (D-Texas) to former Vice President Joe Biden working with segregationists.

Biden has been in the headlines since Tuesday night when he commented about his working relationship with segregationist Sens. James O. Eastland (D-Miss.) and Herman Talmadge (D-Ga.) while in the Senate.

According to reports, Biden joked about Eastland calling him “son” instead of “boy,” a remark that has earned him backlash from many. The former vice president made it worse by noting that he believed working with segregationists proved his civility.

“At least there was some civility,” Biden said. “We got things done.”

As IJR previously reported, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) has been particularly frustrated with Biden.

“You don’t joke about calling black men ‘boys,'” Booker said in a statement. “Men like James O. Eastland used words like that, and the racist policies that accompanied them, to perpetuate white supremacy and strip black Americans of our very humanity.”

Booker demanded an apology from Biden for his comments.

During an interview on MSNBC, McCaskill noted that she understood why Booker was frustrated but claimed that he is as guilty as Biden because he has worked with people like Cruz and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Watch McCaskill’s comments:

“Well, first of all, they’re both good friends of mine. Cory is one of my dear friends, and so is Joe. But let’s get some context here. The things we really care about — immigration reform, the kind of criminal justice reform that we still need to reach for, climate change — you got to have 60 votes in the Senate. End of discussion. You don’t get 60 votes, we’re not getting big stuff done that’s important to people that we care about because we can’t get to 60 votes. Biden is trying to convey that he can work with really creepy, stinky people. And by the way, Cory Booker worked with Jeff Sessions, and AOC [Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.)] is working with Ted Cruz. These are pretty stinky, creepy people themselves, right?”

McCaskill noted that it was a “big mistake” for Biden to use segregationists as the example but claimed that those criticizing him could just be looking for “their moment” on television.

As McCaskill noted, Cruz and Ocasio-Cortez have discussed working on a few bills together, including legalizing over-the-counter birth control and barring members of Congress from serving as lobbyists after their term.


  1. We voted McCaskill out in Missouri and her last comment is a reason why. I could care less about anything she has to say.

  2. Amazing how words against others somehow come back against you! Biden’s Statement, “they wanna put you back in chains” was disgusting and demeaning. Now, he is getting the reverse (from Spartacus) no less, and hopefully knows the wrongs applied to calling others “RACIST!”

    Smile Joe….

  3. Really! “Stinky, Creepy people”. Describing people you disagree with as stinky creepy, oh Claire thank god you are gone!

  4. Why does this article have Cruz as a Democrat? After his name, it lists (D-Texas)! Not a great job of editing!

  5. She got stinky and creepy but left out deplorable and irredeemable. Oh, and Wal Mart people too.
    All code words for republicans, southerners, red necks, and non-elites.
    As for Booker and others those two senators were Democrats. Of course todays Democrat thinks all those segregationists became republicans. And, of course, that’s another big lie they have been telling since the 70s.
    I have lived in the south for 60 years as a republican. Commercialization and large corporations moving south influenced my generation to turn to the republicans to promote the growth that was happening. I had many Democrat party members as friends and they first voted republican for Reagan. And only failed when a southerner ran and when a black man ran. Neither time because they were Democrats. Too many of them did not know Hillary was a schemer and liar. Too many of them couldn’t trust George H.W., McCain or Romney. I didn’t trust them either but my childhood brought my hatred for Democrats and their murderous and inhumane Jim Crow laws. When I became of age to vote I decided I would never vote for a Democrat. They have not changed. They still believe themselves to be righteous and above the stinky, creepy, working Americans.
    If you have not heard the testimony of former NFL star Burgess Owens before the committee considering reparations you must do so. He tells the truth. Talk about speaking truth to power!

  6. I totally dispise AOC but I do have to commend her on finally seeing how her job is supposed to work. Both Parties are supposed to debate issues on mutual grounds open minded and if you find that the issue was challenged in all directions and finally hit a common ground conclusions then that should be approved. This crap of turning your noses up to issues soaly because you hate the President has got to STOP. America and American Citizens are dieing and hurt due to the Democratic Party’s tantrums.

  7. The Democratic Party has totally ignored there jobs that they are being paid for. If anyone else (not a political figure) were to ignore there jobs to make attacks on there boss’s I wonder how long there employment would last. This Democratic Party and there liberal zombies need to grow up a stop there temper tantrums because there Queen Hillary lost the election. They need to pull up there big boy/girl pants and start doing there jobs that the taxpayers hard earned money is paying them to do.

  8. Who cares what McCaskill says? She’s a loser and a has been.

  9. There is a photo of an Alabama Klansman holding a hood with Hugo Black’s name clearly noted inside it.
    Supreme Court Justice Black (kind’ve ironic) was said to have (sic) “…once worn a white robe to scare the black folks and now wears a black robe to scare the white folks.”
    This racial divide has got to go!! My next-door-neighbors are black. We are friends. They have the cutest, most well-behaved kids ever. That statement will somehow be viewed as racist. At least it’s not utterly stupid like Biden calling Super O ‘intelligent and clean’. Clean? WTF is that supposed to mean? I imagine even gangstas take a shower.
    We’ve got to get a handle on real and/or perceived racism because United we stand, Divided we fall.

    1. The democrats are welded to racial division. They have no appealing ideas for the average working American. So they must stir up division by race, immigration status, gender, religion, and any other identifiable group they can find.
      Trump is the first presidential candidate in my memory to tell African Americans to try his policies out. They haven’t and won’t though unemployment for all those Democrat groups is better than it has been for decades.

    2. It apparently NEVER occurs to those crying “Racism!” that they are perpetuating it and moving us further from a color-blind society. MLK’s ghost is probably shaking his head, when not watching porn.

  10. It’s this kind of idiocy that harms this country. She knows better. The left knows better. But their hate gets in the way of EVERYTHING.

    1. There’s a lot selfishness and sour grapes in being anti-American. It also means ingratitude and strong helpings of hypocrisy and selective amnesia.

      I doubt any current Dimocrat would EVER stand up and say they are proud to be an American, why they are grateful, and what they’d do to make it better while preserving the current society. It’s all bad this, bad that, you people suck.

      Stronger-willed and better human beings would simply leave if it’s so hateful. q.v. all the Hollywood celebs who did not. People still struggle and risk their lives to come here legally or not, which lends the lie to those who denounce the country.

  11. Ms. McCaskill conveniently forgets that she worked with Robert Byrd, an actual racist and former KKK Exalted Kyklops who recruited hundreds into the clan.

    She also forgets her own reputation for bipartisanship, but her remarks now make that a BAD thing. Is she saying you only get to work with people you like?

    1. I suggest that you watch a video of her comments as your reading comprehension is not up to par. McCaskill points out that 60 votes are needed and one MUST work with Senators that they do not share views. She does NOT say it is a “BAD thing.” She points out that it is a NECESSARY thing. She voiced her opinion that Biden could have used other examples, but supported Biden’s comment.

  12. So when Johnny Weismuller called his son “Boy” in the Tarzan movies (remember those?) he was being racist? Was Foghorn Leghorn actually racist? He did have a Southern accent. Hmm.

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