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Women cheer on Harris’s ‘I’m speaking’ response in debate: ‘I hope every little girl heard that’

Women on social media cheered on Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) over a viral exchange with Vice President Pence during their vice presidential debate Wednesday night.

Harris twice interjected “I’m speaking,” when interrupted by Pence, with clips of the moments being widely shared online and appearing to resonate with many of the women who were watching.

Some weren’t so keen on the moment, however, with conservatives saying it was “obnoxious.”

Harris, whose father is Jamaican and whose mother was Indian, is the first woman of color on a major party presidential ticket. Both of her parents immigrated to the U.S. for their education.

The sole vice presidential debate follows last week’s first debate between President Trump and Democratic nominee former Vice President Joe Biden, an event marked by numerous heated interruptions and loud acrimony between the two presidential nominees. Wednesday’s event was far more cordial, though both Harris and Pence repeatedly refused to give direct answers to questions from moderator Susan Page, the Washington bureau chief of USA Today.

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