After Joe Biden referred to her as “kid,” California Sen. Kamala Harris repeatedly called the former vice president “senator” as they debated healthcare during the second night of presidential debates.
“In response to Senator Biden about the Affordable Care Act, it’s important you understand our ‘Medicare for all’ plan has actually by the architect of the Obama Affordable Care Act been described as one of the most effective ways to bring healthcare to all … Senator Biden will keep and allow insurance companies to remain in status quo,” Harris said.
Biden’s indignant rapid response director tweeted that Biden’s title ws not “senator.”
Biden, 76, had been a Delaware senator for 36 years before being tapped to be vice president to President Barack Obama, giving him eight more years in Washington. He now lives in a mansion in McLean, Virginia, just outside the U.S. capital.
At the start of the debate, Biden was heard telling Harris as she walked onto the stage, “Go easy on me, kid.”
The remark got pushback from the Harris campaign team and a wave of social media users.