Jill Biden has decided to address the reports that she said that Kamala Harris “could go f*ck herself” after she had attacked Joe Biden during a heated debate and came short of calling him a racist.
The professor and the current first lady of the United States was quizzed about the profanity-laced comment after a never-before-shared story was published in Politico revealed how she felt about her husband being attacked by Kamala Harris on live television.
In late June 2019, Harris, Biden, and several other liberals faced off during the Democratic presidential debate in Florida.
Days before the televised political event, Biden caused a scandal by talking about his “civil” working relationship with two segregationist lawmakers.
Biden said he could get things done with Mississippi Sen. James Eastland and Georgia Sen. Herman Talmadge, two Democrats who opposed civil rights legislation and integration efforts over 40 years ago.
The Democrat from Delaware said at the time: “We didn’t agree on much of anything. We got things done.”
Biden also claimed that Eastland “never called me ‘boy’; he always called me ‘son.’ ”
Senator Cory Booker, D-NJ, demanded that Biden apologize, and he declined.
During the debate, Booker clashed with Biden, and Harris also confronted him by saying: “I’m going to now direct this at Vice President Biden: I do not believe you are a racist, and I agree with you when you commit yourself to the importance of finding common ground.”
The Democrat from California went on to say: “But I also believe, and it’s personal—it was hurtful to hear you talk about the reputations of two United States senators who built their reputations and career on the segregation of race in this country. And it was not only that, but you also worked with them to oppose busing. And, you know, there was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools, and she was bused to school every day. And that little girl was me.”
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) June 28, 2019
Biden told Harris that he did not praise segregationists and did the best that he could to defend his record on civil rights.
According to an extract of Edward-Isaac Dovere‘s upcoming book on the 2020 Democratic presidential primary that was published in Politico, an angry Biden turned to fellow candidate Pete Buttigieg and made this comment: “That was some f–king bullshit.”
Several people familiar with the situation spoke to the publication and said that one week after the debate, Jill Biden was on a group phone call with supporters, and this is what she said: “With what he cares about, what he fights for, what he’s committed to, you get up there and call him a racist without basis? Go f–k yourself.”
On Thursday, while visiting a hospital with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Jill Biden was asked about the comments, and she had this response: “That was two years ago. We’ve moved on from that. We are here to do vaccinations.”
— New York Post (@nypost) May 21, 2021
Friday, Harris and Jill Biden shared an embrace at the White House, and signaled that all is good between them now.
President Joe Biden now has a great relationship with Vice President Kamala Harris, and First lady Jill Biden and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff have become close pals.