Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden asked Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) to go easy on him Wednesday night during the second night of the second round of debates on CNN.
“Go easy on me kid,” Biden told Harris when the two met on the debate stage moments before the debate started.
Biden’s request of Harris comes after Harris hammered Biden during the first Democratic debate over his praise of racist Democrat lawmakers who supported segregation.
“Growing up, my sister and I had to deal with the neighbor who told us her parents couldn’t play with us because we were black. And I will say also 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,” Harris said. “But I also believe – and it’s personal – 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 bussed to school every day,” Harris continued. “And that little girl was me. So I will tell you that, on this subject, it cannot be an intellectual debate among Democrats. We have to take it seriously. We have to act swiftly. As attorney general of California, I was very proud to put in place a requirement that all my special agents would wear body cameras and keep those cameras on.”