Harris: 'Deeply' concerned by Biden segregationist comments

Harris: 'Deeply' concerned by Biden segregationist comments
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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisTrump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates Judd Gregg: Counting the costs of Democrats' desires Buttigieg: 'Medicare for all,' free college tuition are 'questionable on their merits' MORE (D-Calif.) reportedly said she is "deeply" concerned by comments former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates Biden pitches new subsidies, public option in health care plan The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - Trump attack on progressive Dems draws sharp rebuke MORE, her competitor in the 2020 primary, made regarding working with segregationist senators. 

"Yes, it concerns me deeply. If those men had their way, I wouldn't be in the United States Senate and on this elevator right now," Harris said Wednesday, according to tweets from several reporters.

Biden came under fire after he cited his working relationships with two segregationist senators in the 1970s as an example of a bygone era of "civility" in the Senate.

Biden said he didn’t “agree on much” with former Sens. James Eastland (D-Miss.) and Herman Talmadge (D-Ga.) but that they “got things done.”

Eastland blocked more than 100 civil rights-related bills during his time as Senate Judiciary Committee chairman.

Biden, who is making his third attempt for the White House in 2020, faces a crowded field of younger, more diverse candidates and many who are to his left.

His comments were also condemned by Democratic primary challengers New York City Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioButtigieg: 'Medicare for all,' free college tuition are 'questionable on their merits' Trump's tweets unify a fractured Democratic Party Sunday shows - Immigration raids dominate MORE, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTrump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates Amazon warehouse workers strike on Prime Day Elizabeth Warren backs Amazon workers striking on Prime Day MORE (Mass.), Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerBooker prison reform bill would give older prisoners a 'second look' Booker to unveil plan for older Americans' long-term health care: report Judd Gregg: Counting the costs of Democrats' desires MORE (N.J.) and former Rep. John DelaneyJohn Kevin DelaneyThe Young Turks' Cenk Uygur: Here's how to choose a president 2020 Democrats push tax hike on wealthy investors Democratic strategist: 'Very short-sighted' to ditch ObamaCare in favor of 'Medicare for All' MORE (Md.)

Biden sits at the top of the field in most polls, but his support has dipped since he launched a few months ago.

The Hill has reached out to Harris's office for comment.