Biden marks Selma’s 1965 ‘Bloody Sunday’ with eye on 2024 race

U.S. President Joe Biden listed accomplishments in the White House, including appointing the first Black woman Supreme Court justice, as he sought to strengthen ties with Black voters at a hallowed site for the 1960s civil-rights movement ahead of a planned 2024 re-election bid.

Biden spoke in Selma, Alabama, to mark the 58th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” when White state troopers attacked voting-rights demonstrators. It was his second attempt in less than two months to solidify support among Black voters after a speech at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta to mark Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday in January.

“My message to you is this: We see you,” Biden told the crowd of several hundred at the Edmund Pettus Bridge on Sunday. “We’re fighting to make sure no one is left behind. This is a time of choosing and we need everybody engaged.”

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