“I was in a caucus with James O. Eastland,” Mr. Biden said, slipping briefly into a Southern accent, according to a pool report from the fund-raiser. “He never called me ‘boy,’ he always called me ‘son.’ ”Slate has a video of Mike Wallace interviewing Democrat Senator James O. Eastland in 1957. It is an interesting interview (it is not available on YouTube). Most today won't support Senator Eastland's positions on segregation, but Eastwood is right pointing out racism (and the hypocrisy) in the North at the time. Segregation, in terms of neighborhoods, is still very much the norm in the North today. Senate Eastland was right about that, the South is more integrated.
Biden's comments and the reaction to it will probably come up in the pending Democrat debates. While I doubt Democrats will bring up NXIVM and Raniere with Kirsten Gillibrand, I suspect we will be hearing more about Biden's civil relationships with segregationists.
Powerline aplauds Biden for not apologizing. While I agree in that sentiment in a general sense (giving into the social justice mob is a bad idea), it is too soon to tell if Biden will fold or not. You have Harris, Booker, and De Blasio criticizing Biden.
AoSHQ: Biden was more than civil with segregationists, he was a segregationist, Reparations, Morning Report 06.20.19, and Hunter Biden
Rush Limbaugh: The Campaign To Take Out Joe, Imagine being a Biden Advisor this morning, and How do you know it is over for Joe Biden?
Powerline: Biden worked with segregationists on racial issues, Republican Segregationists?, and Biden won't apologize, good for him
Washington Examiner: Kamala Harris blasts Joe Biden for praising work with segregationists
Mother Jones: Biden demands apology from Cory Booker over segregationist controversy
TOM: Dear Democrats: Please Nominate the Notorious Gaffe Machine Joe Biden
Hot Air: Biden wants Booker to apologize and Biden Promises To Raise Taxes!
NPR: Democrats Slam Biden For Segregationist Relationship Comments
Mediate: House hearing explodes as witness trashes reparations bill
American Power: Joe Biden's Racist Segregationist Nostalgia
Don Surber: Democrats Embrace Their Segregationist Past
Instapundit: Civility and The Democrat Civil War Is Here
Democrats Joe Biden and Robert Byrd (who was formerly a Kleagle in the Klu Klux Klan)
Gaftastic: Byrd was still making racist slurs in 2001
Two Democrat senators in 1975.— The Patriarch Tree (@PatriarchTree) June 19, 2019
One of them was a segregationist.
The other one drowned a girl in an Oldsmobile.
Guess which one Joe Biden is in trouble for working with? pic.twitter.com/dbPwZp2dXg
The James Eastland Appreciation Tour -- like hippies following the Grateful Dead. @zachdcarter @JoeBiden pic.twitter.com/cgn7bCkX97— The Patriarch Tree (@PatriarchTree) June 20, 2019
Democrats will vote for a COMMISSION to STUDY reparations, not for reparations themselves. Let me illustrate that for you. pic.twitter.com/brTJINtikf— Mike a.k.a. Proof 🇺🇸 (@ProofBlog) June 20, 2019