Kamala tells Pence "I'm speaking"


‘I’m speaking’: People love Kamala Harris’ response to Pence’s constant interruptions

'When Kamala said 'IM SPEAKING' every single woman felt THAT.'


Libby Cohen


Published Oct 7, 2020   Updated Oct 7, 2020, 9:59 pm CDT

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) did not let Vice President Mike Pence interrupt her at the vice presidential debate on Tuesday.

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Harris repeatedly told Pence it was her turn to speak, and the now-coined phrase “I’m speaking” is going viral online.

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“When Kamala said ‘IM SPEAKING’ every single woman felt THAT,” one Twitter user wrote.

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And it seems that every woman who has ever been “constantly interrupted, talked over, disregarded, mansplained to” felt that.

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“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.

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“This debate is such a different vibe & I’m here for it. @KamalaHarris did not come to play. “Mr. Vice President Im speaking” #Debates2020 #KamalaHarris,” another wrote.

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“‘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 CDT