That moment that California Senator Kamala Harris had with former Vice President Joe Biden at last night’s debate? Completely pre-planned, right down the the t-shirts she’s now shilling on her campaign web site.
The black t-shirt, featuring a photo of Harris as a young child, went up on her web site shortly after the debate last night. Harris hit Biden hard over his comments about segregationists and challenged his stance on busing.
“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,” she said “And she was bused to school every day. And that little girl was me.”
The full exchange between Kamala Harris and Joe Biden on Biden’s history with racial issues. pic.twitter.com/sK950pFyvf
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The t-shirt on her web site lists “that little girl was me” as the product name.
Harris was interviewed on CBS This Morning and Gayle King asked her about those t-shirts.
“I don’t know about the T-shirts,” she told King then redirected to talk about her long term campaign plans. King circled back to the Biden issue, asking Harris if it was a “low blow” to attack him during the debate.
“You know, Gayle, it was about just speaking truth. And as I’ve said many times, I have a great deal of respect for Joe Biden. He has served our country over many years in a very noble way, but we — he and I — disagree on that. And it is a debate, this is a campaign where we should be discussing issues and there will be contrasts. And on this issue, I suppose — and I guess it’s evident — that there is a contrast of opinion on the significance of people who have served in the United States Senate and what they have done in terms of their policy,” she answered.
Senator @KamalaHarris on claims of a low blow shot at Biden's record: "It was just about speaking truth. As I've said many times, I have a great deal of respect for @JoeBiden… there's a contrast of opinion on the significance of people who have served in the U.S. Senate" pic.twitter.com/KUluZU7CR9
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) June 28, 2019