Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenCarville advises Democrats to 'quit being a whiny party' Wendy Sherman takes leading role as Biden's 'hard-nosed' Russia negotiator Sullivan: 'It's too soon to tell' if Texas synagogue hostage situation part of broader extremist threat MORE claimed at the fifth Democratic presidential debate on Wednesday that his 2020 bid had been endorsed by the only black woman ever elected to the U.S. Senate.
The only problem? Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisSecond gentleman Emhoff acts as public link to White House Harris takes fresh start to 2022 We are America's independent contractors, and we are terrified MORE (D-Calif.), another black woman and rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, was standing just a few feet away from him. And she certainly hasn't offered Biden her endorsement.
"I'm right here!" Harris said, throwing up her arms before breaking out in laughter along with the rest of the debate audience.
Biden's presidential bid has been endorsed by former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun (D-Ill.), the first black woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate.
Harris became the second black woman elected to the Senate in 2016, a fact that Biden seemingly overlooked on Wednesday as he touted his support from black voters.
Harris is of mixed ancestry, the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and from India.
Harris was quick to point out the oversight on Twitter.
"Proud to be the second Black woman elected to the U.S. Senate. #DemDebate" the senator tweeted.
Proud to be the second Black woman elected to the U.S. Senate. #DemDebate— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 20, 2019