First lady Jill Biden is alleged to have told current VP, Kamala Harris, to “go f*CK herself” for the way she attacked Joe Biden on race during the 2020 presidential debates.
Politico is reporting that Jill Biden used those choice words after Harris famously questioned her husband, then-candidate Biden’s record on race during a Democratic primary debate. According to the report, at the time, the then-future first lady fumed to supporters after Harris slammed Joe’s record opposing federally mandated interracial busing to desegregate schools.
“That little girl was me!” Harris told Biden in one of the most cutting moments of the Democratic primary.
Jill Biden vented one week later on a group phone call with supporters, according to an account published by Politico.
“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? Go f*ck yourself,” Jill Biden allegedly said.
Joe Biden also was also apparently furious about the attack.
While still on stage during the debate, Biden allegedly turned to fellow candidate Pete Buttigieg and said of Harris’ attack, “That was some f–king bullshit.”
Buttigieg is currently Biden’s transportation secretary. Harris, of course, is his vice president.
Despite such harsh words at the time, Biden and Harris have worked closely together since taking office in January. Biden has referred to himself as a “transitional president,” and the administration has taken pains to brand initiatives as the work of the “Biden-Harris” administration.
Harris is the first African American vice president, and her position on the Democratic ticket helped blunt left-wing attacks on Biden for his history on race, including warm words with segregationists and Biden-authored crime bills in the 1980s and ’90s that disproportionately jailed black people for drugs.
Harris’s office has not commented on the alleged curse-out from the first lady.
As for Jill Biden herself, Michael LaRosa, a spokesman for Jill Biden, said, “Many books will be written on the 2020 campaign, with countless retellings of events — some accurate, some inaccurate. The first lady and her team do not plan to comment on any of them.”