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CNN: Joe Biden’s Anita Hill Apology is a Reminder of his Biggest 2020 Weakness

Despite overseeing the committee that handled the Anita Hill hearings, Biden lamented that he wished he somehow had the ability to give Hill the “hearing she deserved.”

March 27, 2019
CNN: Joe Biden’s Anita Hill Apology is a Reminder of his Biggest 2020 Weakness

Despite overseeing the committee that handled the Anita Hill hearings, Joe Biden lamented that he wished he somehow had the ability to give Hill the “hearing she deserved.” As the Democratic party continues to move further left, Biden’s lengthy record will be his Achilles heel in the presidential primary.

CNN“[T]he broader issue is that Biden has been around politics so long — and voting in the Senate for so long — that lots and lots of those votes can and will be picked apart as evidence that he is simply not the right person to lead an increasingly diverse, younger and more female Democratic Party.”

Biden’s comment sparked immediate backlash and his “apology” garnered major attention in the press:

CNN: Biden Regrets That Anita Hill ‘Paid A Terrible Price’: ‘I Wish I Could Have Done Something’

Politico: Biden Laments Treatment Of Anita Hill

ABC News: Former Vice President Joe Biden Regrets Not Giving Anita Hill The ‘Hearing She Deserved’

Axios: Biden Says He Regrets Not Giving Anita Hill “The Hearing She Deserved”

NBC News: Biden Expresses Fresh Regret Over Anita Hill Treatment

Associated Press: Biden Criticizes ‘White Man’s Culture,’ Role In Hill Hearing

The Hill: Biden On Anita Hill: I Regret Not Being Able To Give Her The Hearing She Deserved

Washington Post: Joe Biden On Anita Hill: ‘To This Day, I Regret I Couldn’t Come Up With A Way To Get Her The Kind Of Hearing She Deserved’

New York Times: Joe Biden Says He Regrets Role In Anita Hill Hearing

This was not the first time Biden has attempted to apologize for his role in the Hill hearings and it likely won’t be the last. His only hope to appease the progressive base is to continue apologizing for almost all of his positions as a career politician.