George Stephanopoulos Lobbies for Reconciliation Between Obama and Sherrod
Published: 7/22/2010 3:17 PM ET
Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos on Thursday lobbied Shirley Sherrod to agree that Barack Obama is trying to improve race relations. The fired USDA employee first asserted she needed more assurance from the President. Stephanopoulos prodded, "But, don't you think that President Obama's committed to that?"
The former Democratic operative turned journalist followed up with another conciliatory question: "You were quite harsh on the White House in the early days as this story unfolded. Are you satisfied now that they've done everything they can, that the President's done everything he can? And that he's fully behind you?"