Joe Biden Causes Stir as He Tells Kamala Harris, 'Go Easy on Me, Kid'

July 31, 2019 - 5:51 pm

It didn’t take long for a Joe Biden gaffe — before the Democratic debate even started.

The former VP was caught on a hot mic saying, “Go easy on me, kid” as he greeted California Sen. Kamala Harris.

The Twitter backlash was swift, with many jumping on Biden for his choice of words toward Harris, who was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2017 after six years as California's attorney general.

“Hey @JoeBiden, the US senator and former attorney general is not a ‘kid,’” read one tweet.

Another added, “She’s a senator and a bad ass. Not a kid.”

Biden and Harris, the apparent front-runners of the Democratic field, exchanged barbs over segregation and federally mandated busing in their first debate.

The two were at it again Wednesday night, this time clashing over health care.