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Harris admonishes opponents: Voters don’t want ‘a food fight’

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Sen. Kamala Harris (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 Swalwell (D-Calif.) caused a stir onstage with his mocking agreement of former Vice President Joe Biden’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.{mosads}

“‘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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