“Doctor” Jill Biden was recently confronted by a reporter about a quote that came up in a forthcoming book saying she once told Kamala Harris to “f*ck herself” after the first Democratic presidential primary debate.
According to a report by Politico Magazine about the book quote, First Lady Jill Biden unleashed some un-ladylike language after Joe Biden and Kamala Harris clashed over Biden’s past busing position.
When Kamala Harris played the race card, and brought up Joe Biden’s history of problems with racial issues, she incurred Jill Biden’s wrath.
“As the only black person on this stage, I would like to speak on the issue of race,” Harris said. “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,” she continued. “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,” she went on. “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,” she added. “And that little girl was me.”
Biden then responded.
“It’s a mischaracterization of my position across the board,” he said. “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.”