South Carolina’s Republican chairman suggested on Monday that President Joe Biden’s visit to Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, was motivated by his faltering support among a core Democratic constituency: black Americans.
“The fact that he’s spending time in South Carolina, and particularly the venue there today, speaks to the fact that I think they’re worried about the continued erosion that we’ve seen among African Americans for Democrats, and particularly Joe Biden,” Drew McKissick told the Washington Examiner in an interview.
“That’s a huge problem for them, and they are very worried about it,” he added.
Biden addressed attendees at the church Monday where a white supremacist gunman killed nine black churchgoers in 2015.
“The word of God was pierced by bullets of hate and rage propelled by not just gunpowder, but by a poison, poison that has for too long haunted this nation,