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 HarrisSanders doubles down on 'Medicare For All' defense: 'We have not changed one word' Obama reveals his summer playlist Democratic candidates face hard choices as 2020 field winnows 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 SwalwellIf the Democratic debates were pro wrestling, de Blasio is comic relief Inslee seeking third term as governor after ending presidential bid The Hill's Morning Report - Trump touts new immigration policy, backtracks on tax cuts MORE (D-Calif.) caused a stir onstage with his mocking agreement of former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenScaramucci attends charity event featuring Biden in the Hamptons Klobuchar knocks Trump: 'This negotiating by tweet hasn't been working' Rendell: Biden 'baked in' as Democratic nominee 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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