Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden on Wednesday blamed present U.S. leaders for the rise in hate crimes within the nation.
“We’re in a battle for the soul of this nation,” Mr. Biden stated. “We’ve to acknowledge that development traces are transferring within the improper course.”
He spoke on the Lantos Basis’s 10th-anniversary gala, the place he was honored with the Decennial Lantos Legacy Award.
Mr. Biden particularly cited a report from the Anti-Defamation League that discovered anti-Semitic incidents elevated practically 60 % in 2017 alone.
“It’s not an accident,” he stated. “Our management is giving license to, giving license to this prejudice.”
The previous vice chairman could run for the White Home as soon as once more in 2020, though he stated lately that he’s nonetheless discussing the choice together with his household.
At one other talking occasion Monday night time, Mr. Biden wasn’t shy about angling himself to run.
“I’ll be as straight with you as I can. I believe I’m probably the most certified individual within the nation to be president,” he stated on the University of Montana.