Joe Biden, in recalling the “civility” of the Senate during his days as a lawmaker in the 1970s and ’80s, cited his experience with two segregationist Southern senators, NBC News reports.
Biden brought up the names of Sens. James Eastland of Mississippi and Herman Talmadge of Georgia, both Democrats who were staunchly opposed to desegregation.
Said Biden: “Well guess what? At least there was some civility. We got things done. We didn’t agree on much of anything. We got things done. We got it finished. But today, you look at the other side and you’re the enemy. Not the opposition — the enemy. We don’t talk to each other anymore.”Save to Favorites