In an excerpt of a book that was released on Saturday, Jill Biden was reportedly opposed to the idea of Kamala Harris becoming the Vice Presidential running mate of U.S. President Joe Biden after her attacks against him in the primary debate.

Jill Biden, who is the current First Lady of the United States, was reportedly not warm to the idea of Kamala Harris as her husband’s running mate due to her attacks against Biden during the primary that centered around his past ties with segregationists, according to the New York Post.

“There are millions of people in the United States. Why do we have to choose the one who attacked Joe,” she reportedly said during deliberations on the matter.

President Joe Biden was also reported to be lukewarm on having Harris as his running mate. However, current White House chief of staff Ron Klain had emphasized that the tension between the two is what would make Harris a great running mate for Biden, the Daily Beast reported.

“Yes, Harris had attacked Biden more harshly than any other major candidate in the Democratic primaries. Yes, the Biden family had seen it as a smear and a betrayal. In Klain’s assessment, that would work to Biden’s advantage,” the excerpt stated.

“Choosing Harris will show people that you are magnanimous and forgiving, Klain told Biden. It will show the country just what a unifying leader you can be.”

The book, “This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future,” was written by two reporters from the New York Times, Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns. Among other information they have unearthed is that activist Stacey Adams was considered to be Biden’s VP.

Adams was largely put out of the running due to her loss in the 2018 gubernatorial race as well as her lack of experience in public office. Instead, Biden’s team believed that Harris would be the safest bet in ensuring a victory leading to the White House.

“You know, white women are incredibly racist, as are white men,” an unnamed advisor said. “None of it was safe. It was a risky thing to do. But it was the safest of choices that we had.”

First Lady Jill Biden reportedly did not want Vice President Kamala Harris as the running mate of her husband due to the presumably-personal attacks she levied during the primary debates against him. Drew Angerer/Getty Images.

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