The political marriage between Joe Biden and Kamala Harris is one of convenience, or more accurately, opportunity. He needed her to get elected, and he took her. She figured it would be a good idea to be vice president.
Harris had suggested during the campaign he was a racist. Anyone who cared about racism would have drawn the line there, but Biden didn’t.
According to Fox News:
First lady Jill Biden said Harris can “go f— herself” in a call with campaign donors, Dovere writes in his forthcoming book shared with Fox News, “Battle for the Soul” by Edward Isaac Dovere, to be published May 25.
It was after Joe Biden had reminisced in a speech on his early days in Washington, trying to emphasize his record as a deal broker, Dovere writes. He talked about his relationship with two holdout segregationists in the Senate.
“Well, guess what? At least there was some civility. We got things done,” Joe Biden said at the time. “We didn’t agree on much of anything. We got things done. We got it finished. But today, you look at the other side and you’re the enemy. Not the opposition, the enemy. We don’t talk to each other anymore.”
“I was in a caucus with James O. Eastland,” Joe Biden said as he briefly imitated the late senator’s southern drawl in July 2019. “He never called me boy. He always called me son.”
“If the people he was talking about with such affection had their way, I would never have been able to be a United States senator,” Harris said to reporters two days after the debate in South Carolina.