Harris admonishes opponents: Voters don't want 'a food fight'

Harris admonishes opponents: Voters don't want 'a food fight'
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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHarris on 2020 endorsement: 'I am not thinking about it right now' Panel: Is Kamala Harris a hypocrite for mulling a Joe Biden endorsement? The Hill's Morning Report — Dems detail case to remove Trump for abuse of power MORE (D-Calif.) cut through the noise during Thursday night's debate and admonished her opponents during a particularly heated moment between several participants, warning them that voters don't want to see a "food fight" between Democrats.

Several candidates began to speak over each other after Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellMartha McSally fundraises off 'liberal hack' remark to CNN reporter Enes Kanter sees political stardom — after NBA and WWE Swalwell pens op-ed comparing Trump impeachment to XYZ Affair MORE (D-Calif.) caused a stir onstage with his mocking agreement of former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSchiff closes Democrats' impeachment arguments with emotional appeal to remove Trump Conservative reporter on Sanders: He's not a 'yes man' Democrats feel political momentum swinging to them on impeachment MORE's past call for leaders to "pass the torch" to a younger generation. Harris implored her fellow Democrats to calm down.

"Hey guys, you know what? America does not want to witness a food fight. They want to know how we are going to put food on their table," she said, to applause from the crowd.

Her remarks were echoed online by celebrity chef José Andrés, who called it an "awesome way to bring order" to the unruly crowd of Democratic debate contenders.


"'America doesn’t want a food fight. America want to know how we’re going to put food on their table.' -@KamalaHarris #PresidentialDebate Awesome way to bring order! And about time Food and all its ramifications becomes part of the conversation!" he tweeted.


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