I like how he asks for forgiveness for not speaking out sooner.
Courtesy of HuffPo:
Former Vice President Joe Biden revealed Saturday why he and former President Barack Obama kept their mouths shut for so long about Donald Trump’s performance as president.
“Barack and I agreed to remain silent for a while to give this administration a chance to get up and running the first year,” Biden said at an annual dinner held by LGBTQ rights group the Human Rights Campaign. “God forgive me.”
However, Biden said, he couldn’t sit back after the events of August 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia, when a man at a white supremacist rally drove his car through a crowd of anti-racist protesters and killed 32-year-old Heather Heyer.
“We have leaders who at the time when that occurred, when these guys were accompanied by white supremacists and Ku Klux Klan … making a comparison saying there are good people in both groups,” Biden said. “What has become of us? Our children are listening. Our silence is complicity.”
Biden is really knocking it out of the park here, and you can certainly feel his passion and the pain he feels at what is happening to his country.
Obama has also spoken out about the Charlottesville incident and expressed concer with how the guy currently in the White House responded.
I Was Shocked With Delight
When I Heard @POTUS44
Barack Obama On My Radio.
“We’re Supposed To
Stand Up To Bullies,
Not Follow Them…
How Hard Can That Be?!
Saying Nazis Are Bad?!”
~ @BarackObama Lights
A Fire At The University of Illinois#VoteBlue2018 pic.twitter.com/Ie3eLcQqtR
— Wisdom Rocks (@GetWisdomDude) September 7, 2018
Excellent and obvious question.
I have to say that it is very comforting to have these guys back in public reminding us of what we once had, and if we are motivated, what we can have again.