At the first Democratic presidential debate in June 2019, the future First Lady Jill Biden unleashed some un-ladylike language while responding to her husband’s future vice president.
It all started when Joe Biden and Kamala Harris infamously clashed over Biden’s past busing position.
This is what Kamala Harris said to Biden to draw Jill Biden’s wrath.
As the only black person on this stage, I would like to speak on the issue of race. … So on the issue of race, I couldn’t agree more that this is an issue that is still not being talked about truthfully and honestly. I — there is not a black man I know, be he a relative, a friend or a coworker, who has not been the subject of some form of profiling or discrimination.
Growing up, my sister and I had to deal with the neighbor who told us her parents couldn’t play with us because she — because we were black. And I will say also that — that, in this campaign, we have also heard — and 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.
But I also believe, and it’s personal — and I was actually very — 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.
Biden then responded:
It’s a mischaracterization of my position across the board. I did not praise racists. That is not true, number one. Number two, if we want to have this campaign litigated on who supports civil rights and whether I did or not, I’m happy to do that. I was a public defender. I didn’t become a prosecutor. I came out and I left a good law firm to become a public defender, when, in fact, my city was in flames because of the assassination of Dr. King, number one.
Number two, as the vice president of the United States, I worked with a man who, in fact, we worked very hard to see to it we dealt with these issues in a major, major way. The fact is that, in terms of busing, the busing, I never — you would have been able to go to school the same exact way because it was a local decision made by your city council. That’s fine. That’s one of the things I argued for, that we should not be — we should be breaking down these lines. But so the bottom line here is, look, everything I have done in my career, I ran because of civil rights, I continue to think we have to make fundamental changes in civil rights, and those civil rights, by the way, include not just only African-Americans, but the LGBT community.
Kamala Harris had been struggling in the polls due to baggage from her days as California Attorney General and her immense amounts of unlikeability. She decided to go on the offensive by bringing up part of Joe Biden’s lengthy record of racist statements and positions. Jill Biden was none-too-pleased.
“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*** yourself,” Jill Biden said. The quote was cited in a recent article in Politico Magazine.
If you rule out Biden’s track record of supporting segregation and opposing school busing, his comments on black “predators” and children growing up in a “racial jungle,” his support for controversial criminal justice “reform,” unhinged race-baiting, and straight up telling prospective voters “you ain’t black” if they don’t vote for him, then maybe Jill Biden might have a legitimate complaint.
As for Joe Biden, he also dropped some expletives after the exchange with his future vice president.
“Well, that was some f***ing bull****,” Biden reportedly said to Pete Buttigieg during the commercial break.
The same might be said for how Biden ever became president with the support of the Wokest Democratic electorate in history. If Democratic voters actually cared about racism, Joe Biden never would have become president.
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