Some activists said that Biden was trying to distract from his Senate record by emphasizing the good feelings of the Obama years because his own record was toxic in a Democratic primary.
“He’s done more harm to immigrant communities than good,” said Arielle Cohen, a Philadelphia organizer. “His record regarding busing and his position in segregation is really ugly. He’s the author of the bill most responsible for the uptick in incarceration. So, so much of this conference is about undoing the years of things that he is responsible for, this nightmare of late capitalism and neoliberalism.”David Weigel, Washington Post July 14, 2019