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Kamala Harris Calls Out Chatty Democrats During Debate

"Hey guys, you know what? America does not want to witness a food fight — they want to know how we are going to put food on their table." Sen. Kamala Harris did the impossible at Thursday's Democrat debate — she got everyone on the stage to zip it. 🔥

Clean Up Time

“America does not want to witness a food fight,” the California senator said. “They want to know how we’re going to put food on their table.” On a night that included the two Democratic front-runners ― Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) ― it was Harris who steadily coordinated the debate stage time and time again with clear and measured answers, direct and pointed shots, and lucid and tremendously personal examples. “As the only black person on this stage, I would like to speak on the issue of race,” Harris said, cutting in during a discussion of racial justice.

The moment felt historic: A leading candidate for president ― who is the second black woman ever elected to the Senate ― went after an elder statesman for his positions on civil rights and criminal justice that affected her personally. Biden, who was vice president under Barack Obama, has pointed to his record in the administration and his more recent views on issues of race, but Harris made clear that there was more work to be done. From the beginning, Harris did what she could to keep the debate and her own responses focused. Early in the evening, Harris rejected the NBC/Telemundo moderators’ question about whether Democrats had a responsibility to explain how they would pay for their various ambitious proposals. “Where was that question when the Republicans and Donald Trump passed a tax bill that benefits the top 1% and the biggest corporations in this country?” she asked in reply.

Kamala Devi Harris is an American lawyer and politician who has served as the junior United States Senator from California since 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, she previously served as the 32nd Attorney General of California from 2011 to 2017, and as the 27th District Attorney of San Francisco from 2004 to 2011. On January 21, 2019, she officially announced her campaign to run for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in the 2020 United States presidential election.

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06/28/2019 2:46 AMupdated: 06/28/2019 1:19 PM
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  • Subash B.
    06/28/2019 02:47

    Bernie is no good

  • Iulian A.
    06/28/2019 02:49

    I guess America is great when you see it from the outside...

  • Darrell G.
    06/28/2019 02:51

    Any of them are better than the thing currently in the White House.

  • Brut
    06/28/2019 02:52

    For more of the senator's debate highlights on Thursday: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/06/kamala-harris-democratic-debate/592909/

  • Joseph L.
    06/28/2019 02:53

    Chaos

  • Thomas E.
    06/28/2019 03:06

    and yet the democratic candidates want to reverse trumps tax reform and tax us into oblivion

  • Santos E.
    06/28/2019 03:06

    Kamala Harris she’s RIGHT 100 por cent 💙🇺🇸🇨🇴

  • Andrew L.
    06/28/2019 03:27

    Harris is known for locking up black people and destroying their lives with corrupt data. 600 hundred cases overturned due to police corruption. Fdb

  • Rodney S.
    06/28/2019 03:39

    ALL OF THESE PPL ARE FULL OF SHIT !!!! 😡😡😡😡 I Like Jo Biden Thow

  • Steven R.
    06/28/2019 04:04

    Clowns

  • AJ I.
    06/28/2019 05:00

    Two words demies, No chance...

  • Andrew H.
    06/28/2019 05:06

    Okay considering her city is having a problem with homelessness and she still likes to stab the republicans in the eye instead of helping her city really shows where her priorities lie

  • Jadon U.
    06/28/2019 05:11

    Yawn

  • Sparky L.
    06/28/2019 05:16

    1,6 million more jobs than available workers. People are working 2-3 jobs because they can and have to play catch up after 8 years of the Obama/Biden clown show

  • Ed D.
    06/28/2019 05:38

    It is America a country now?

  • Abraham Y.
    06/28/2019 05:43

    After witnessing the debate of the presidential hopefuls, it's now quite transparent that nobody can match Trump. Nobody has a political agenda. But Trump has a political ideology and has the capability to tackle mountain of global issues. Trump alone can block the defiant invasion of migrants and has the guts and stamina to deal with terror state Iran and to cripple it's power in the Middle East ( tanker attack in the Gulf).

  • Richard C.
    06/28/2019 05:48

    This is a circus 🎪

  • Maria T.
    06/28/2019 06:49

    O mulher és tão esperta não sei como Califórnia não está melhor ! Os ilegais Criminais esses tem tudo tem nos para trabalhar ! Eu gostava ver a Califórnia repúblicana os Democratas não muda nada Hipocriticas ???

  • Ali A.
    06/28/2019 07:16

    so bernie sanders will be president candidate. 😁

  • Joe Y.
    06/28/2019 07:21

    Amazing. Almost as amazing as her fucking some old dude to get into politics. She will do whatever and whoever it takes.