A new story details Jill Biden’s fury during the 2020 Democrat primary campaign; Sen. Kamala Harris attacked Biden’s record on race and public housing.
In a June 2019 debate with Democrat rivals, Harris debuted her attack on Biden’s record.
“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. That little girl was me,” Harris said, announcing that Biden’s views personally offended her.
Jill Biden vented on a phone call with close supporters, arguing that her husband was not racist, according to a new book about the 2020 campaign.
“With what he cares about, what he fights for, what he’s committed to, you get up there and call him a racist without basis?” Jill Biden said, according to multiple people on the call. “Go f— yourself.”
Reporter Edward-Isaac Dovere revealed the details of the call in his book Battle for the Soul: Inside the Democrat’s Campaigns to Defeat Trump and preview by Politico.
Harris had a brief spike in the polls after the debate attack, but it sputtered out entirely.
Harris spent over $25 million on her failed campaign. She exited the presidential race in December 2019, before the caucusing even began in Iowa.
After Biden won the nomination, Harris laughed off her attack, saying she was “1000 percent in support of Joe Biden.”
“It was a debate,” Harris laughed during an interview with Stephen Colbert in August 2020 and repeated. “It was a debate. It was a debate. Literally, it was a debate. It was called a debate. Everyone traveled to the debate. There were journalists at the debate.”
Team Biden selected her as Biden’s running mate despite her attack.