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PoliticsHarris renews attacks on Biden and busing, calls debate remarks 'revisionist history'

23:50  11 july  2019
23:50  11 july  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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Kamala Harris on Thursday renewed her attacks on fellow 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Vice President Joe Biden for his debate remarks about busing . Harris and Biden have been trading barbs for two weeks after the heated exchange at the debate .

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Harris renews attacks on Biden and busing, calls debate remarks 'revisionist history'© Mike Segar/Reuters Former Vice President Joe Biden defends his record on race issues against Sen. Kamala Harris as Sen. Bernie Sanders listens during the second night of the first Democratic presidential 2020 election debate in Miami, June 27, 2019.

2020 presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris on Thursday took fresh aim at former Vice President Joe Biden over his remarks on busing in the first Democratic debate, calling his efforts to explain “revisionist history.”

“I’m not going to let us engage on a debate stage for who's going to be the next president of the United States -- I’m not going to allow us to engage in revisionist history,” Harris said in a taping of the popular New York-based syndicated radio program "The Breakfast Club" set to air Friday morning.

'I don't have to atone': Biden dismisses busing controversy

'I don't have to atone': Biden dismisses busing controversy Describing himself as an “overwhelming supporter of civil rights and civil liberties,” he said, “My record stands for itself.” “I don’t have to atone,” Biden told reporters after darting through an Independence Day parade in Iowa. Biden’s remarks come a week after Harris criticized him in a presidential debate for his past opposition to busing and former associations with segregationist senators. Harris surged in public opinion polls following the debate, while Biden fell back.

Kamala Harris attacks Joe Biden 's record on busing and working with segregationists in vicious exchange at Democratic debate . Kamala Harris calls out Biden on the issue of race, saying the way he recently described his past working relationship with two segregationist lawmakers was "hurtful."

California senator’s experience of school integration overshadows expected face-off between ex-vice-president and Bernie Sanders.

“I can't stand on that stage and allow certain conversations to be taking place,” Harris told the radio hosts.

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Harris and Biden have been trading barbs for two weeks, following the heated moment during the debate. Their dispute has continued to be personal with Harris making up t-shirts using a photo of her as a young girl in California who was bused and Biden invoking the name of his deceased son Beau, who knew Harris when both served as state attorneys general.

"I was prepared for them to come after me, but I wasn't prepared for the person coming at me the way she came out," Biden said during an interview aired on CNN's "New Day" program. "She knew Beau and knows me."

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Kamala Harris confronts Joe Biden on debate stage. Biden can look to history for comeback hints. While it was a bad night for Biden , it may not be terminal for his hopes of fulfilling his Harris was not the only candidate to try to grab a headline by attacking Biden and emphasizing the generational gap.

Joe Biden has a warning for his Democratic rivals as they prepare for the fourth televised debate next week: Stay away from the issue of Ukraine and Senator Kamala Harris of California, who sparred with Biden in the first debate over his past positions on busing , said she would “probably not” let a

Shortly after that part of the CNN interview was aired, Harris communications director Lily Adams also went on CNN, saying she didn't think it was a personal attack and that presidential debates should include active discussions on candidates' past actions as well as visions for the future.

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"She started off her comments in the debate by saying and affirming that she doesn't believe that the vice president is racist and she's always had respect for the vice president," Adams said. "I can't speak to why he was or wasn't prepared. That's for him and his team to decide and explain. What she was pointing out was a very real disagreement on the record. These are on decisions and actions that he made. This is what a presidential debate is. It's to decide who has the record, who has the ideas, who has the vision to lead the party against this -- against Donald Trump."

The full interview with “The Breakfast Club” will air Friday at 7 a.m. in which Harris discusses her relationship with Beau Biden, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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