Sen. Cory Booker told reporters Saturday that he is "grateful" that former Vice President Joe Biden apologized for his remarks praising segregationist senators that he worked with in the 1970s but said he was "frustrated that it took so long."
SEN. CORY BOOKER: I’m frustrated that it took so long. But I’m grateful for him doing and we should all, I mean, we can’t have a culture where we can't have a leader that can’t stand up and say I’ve been imperfect and I made mistakes and I apologize...
I’m sorry we had to go through all of this, I’m sorry he tried to shift blame to me. But I’m grateful. I want to say thank you. We need to extend grace to each other. I’m never going to not accept somebody I respect and admire that has come to terms with this and apologized.
I was very hurt by what he said and even more hurt that he would try to, I almost felt attacked when he said that I should be apologizing to him.