Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) did not let Vice President Mike Pence interrupt her at the vice presidential debate on Tuesday.
Harris repeatedly told Pence it was her turn to speak, and the now-coined phrase “I’m speaking” is going viral online.
“When Kamala said ‘IM SPEAKING’ every single woman felt THAT,” one Twitter user wrote.
And it seems that every woman who has ever been “constantly interrupted, talked over, disregarded, mansplained to” felt that.
“MISTER VICE PRESIDENT IM SPEAKING,” one person excitedly tweeted.
The moments even inspired “I’m speaking” T-shirts. “GET ME AN ‘IM SPEAKING’ SHIRT ASAP PLZ, THANK YOU,” one user tweeted.
“‘i’m speaking….. IM SPEAKING’ she really told his dumbass to stfu,” another added.
The debate was the first and only match between the two vice presidential nominees.
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*First Published: Oct 7, 2020, 9:57 pm
Libby Cohen is a third-year University of Texas student originally from New Jersey. She has written for ORANGE Magazine, the Daily Texan, and most recently interned for 1010 WINS in NYC. She’s now back in Austin writing for the Texas Standard and the Daily Dot.