Vice President Kamala Harris became agitated after President Biden’s critically criticized debate performance on Thursday night when she brought up the Democratic Party’s worries about its standard-bearer during her heated exchange with CNN’s Anderson Cooper.


Cooper told Harris that after a stuttering, raspy performance that startled Democratic friends and the liberal media, even “some within your own party” believed Biden should maybe withdraw from the presidential race.


“What we saw tonight is the president making a very clear contrast with Donald Trump on all of the issues that matter to the American people,” Harris said. “Yes, there was a slow start, but it was a strong finish.”


Cooper cut in as Harris was defending Biden as being strong on “policy and performance,” stating that his fans were quite disappointed.


Speaking over Harris, Cooper asked whether the guy she saw on the debate stage was the same one she saw every day.

“I‘m not going to spend all night with you talking about the last 90 minutes when I‘ve been watching the last three-and-a-half years of performance,” she said.


Cooper persisted, stating that this was the kind of discussion and set of guidelines that the campaign had requested.


“Can you say that you are not concerned at all, having watched the president‘s performance tonight?” Cooper enquired.


Harris said, “I’m not going to argue that it was a slow start.” “I’m referring to the decision made in November. I’m referring to one of the most significant elections in our lifetimes. Do we want to see what November holds and steer America in the direction of destroying democracy?”


She continued by saying that there were “extraordinary stakes” in this election and that Biden had the support of his vice president, Mike Pence, who is well-known for not backing former President Trump in 2024.