Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) received praise on Thursday for shutting down a squabble amongst the other candidates during the second night of the Democratic Party debate.
"America does not want a food fight. They want to know how you're going to put food on their table," Harris said, to applause.
The candidate was quickly praised online for the exchange.
Here are some of the reactions:
Kamala just killed it: “America doesn’t want to see a food fight. They want to know how we’re going to put food on… https://t.co/edZXeSrKQe— 🎅🏿Imani Gandy Cane🎅🏿 (@🎅🏿Imani Gandy Cane🎅🏿)1561684912.0
This is why I love Kamala Harris. https://t.co/eg3DUxq7qR— Laurie Crosswell (@Laurie Crosswell)1561685044.0
Kamala Harris has brought her home run bat tonight. By my count 2 for 2.— Dan Rather (@Dan Rather)1561685147.0
Kamala Harris just stole the show with that line. A woman of color got the unruly children to stop flinging their f… https://t.co/bEF7UHjRkJ— Wajahat "Wears a Mask Because of a Pandemic" Ali (@Wajahat "Wears a Mask Because of a Pandemic" Ali)1561684907.0
Kamala Harris recognized that 10 candidates talking over each other is not a good look: “Americans do not want to witness a food fight.”— Philip Rucker (@Philip Rucker)1561684825.0
Kamala Harris blew me away in her CNN town hall with her ability to connect with a room. It may be happening again tonight— Will Bunch Sign Up For My Newsletter (@Will Bunch Sign Up For My Newsletter)1561684246.0
Kamala to the rest of the panel: “You got McDonalds money?” #DemDebates https://t.co/x9pSIBiYjt— Jemele Hill (@Jemele Hill)1561684931.0
Kamala has a great response while other candidates are fighting on stage. America does not want to witness a food… https://t.co/bAG7SXxm2G— Chris Matthews (@Chris Matthews)1561684904.0
The "reasonable candidate interrupts an argument between two others and calls for reason" is a time-honored trope i… https://t.co/V3fgEwI3Lg— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈)1561684971.0
there are a few old guys on that stage but Kamala Harris is the most mature person up there— Erin We're Screaming Merry Christmas Again Ryan (@Erin We're Screaming Merry Christmas Again Ryan)1561684888.0
Kamala Harris is every woman ever. https://t.co/o7j6LWWBpQ— Julia Ioffe (@Julia Ioffe)1561684878.0
That's one way to clear the chaos. Kamala Harris with the so-called adult-in-the-room moment: "Hey guys, ya know wh… https://t.co/LBV65CbdEH— Ali Vitali (@Ali Vitali)1561684832.0