Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Said Sunday that while she was a happy former Vice President Joe Biden apologizing for her remarks about working in the past with segregating lawmakers, she claimed there were "lots of disagreements" between the two 2020 presidential hopefuls.
"He has the right to acknowledge the impact of his words, and I welcome him to have the courage to do so," Kamala said of Biden before a campaign stop in South Carolina. "There is still a lot of disagreement between him and I, and it remains."
Harris added: "But I welcome him for having the courage, at least as it relates to his comments on segregationists."
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Biden on Saturday apologized for his remarks and said he should not mean any "pain".
"I'm sorry, and I'm sorry any of the pain or misunderstanding they might have caused anyone," said Biden during a campaign event in South Carolina. Biden said he was "wrong" to "give the impression" that he somehow praised segregating senators.
Harris and Biden have been in conflict with each other since California's lawyer went after the former vice-president of the Miami debate nearly two weeks ago for his previous comments on working with segregationist senators early in his career. Harris called the comments "hurtful."
Biden defended at that time and said that her comments on his record were a "mischaracterization of my position across the board" and that he "did not praise racists."
"I ran because of civil rights," said Biden, noting that he was working as a public defender after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1
Harris's grilling of Biden was not the only breakout moment for the first president debates, but apparently strengthened his campaign when she shot up in the polls for her performance to come within striking distance of the front runner, Biden.
A recent Quinnipiac poll showed Biden at 22 percent, down 8 points from the outfit's previous vote in June. In the meantime, Harris rose from only 7 percent to 20 percent in the latest survey and put her in a statistical tie with Biden. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren held 14 percent while Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders dropped 6 points to 13 percent.
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Despite her winnings, Harris still has delayed behind Biden when it comes to hypothetical match-ups against President Trump.
A Washington Post-ABC News poll published Sunday found Biden rushing best toward the president – beating Trump 55 to 41, with Harris, Warren and Sanders all snagging 51 percent to Trumps 43, 44, and 45 percent, respectively.
Harris & # 39; campaign has also been plagued by questions of political experience where critics mumbled over their short style in the Senate over Bids time as Vice President and as Senator from Delaware
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Referring to journalists on Sunday, Harris cited criticism, saying that voters would not choose a candidate just because of his or her past, but because of the candidate's plans for the country's future.
"When it comes time to pull the handle and for people to actually vote in this presidential election, they must make their decisions" Said Harris, "not only on who we are associated with, but they must make their decisions based on the work we have done, and most importantly, our future plan for America. "
Fox News & # 39; Ben Florence, Paul Steinhauser and Sam Dorman contributed to this report.