Vice President Kamala Harris dropped an F-bomb during a live-streamed White House event on Monday. Right after the slip at the annual Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies Legislative Leadership summit, she asked the audience to “excuse” her use of such language.

Harris used profanity while she was speaking with comedian Jimmy O. Yang about how minorities need to stand up for themselves after Yang asked about her experience as the first woman to be elected as vice president in the United States.

“We have to know that sometimes people will open the door for you and leave it open. Sometimes they won’t, and then you need to kick that f‑‑‑ing door down,” she said, adding, “Excuse my language.”

Yang, who served as moderator of the event then said, “We gotta make T-shirts with that saying, ‘Kick that f—ing door down!”

Elsewhere in the speech, Harris spoke about the importance of challenging the status quo and pushing limits.

“Here’s the thing about breaking barriers. Breaking barriers does not mean you start on one side of the barrier, and you end up on the other side. There’s breaking involved, and when you break things, you get cut, and you may bleed, and it is worth it every time,” she said.

“To especially the young people here, I say to you, when you walk in those rooms, being the only one that looks like you, the only one with your background, you walk in those rooms, chin up, shoulders back, be it a meeting room, a boardroom, a courtroom, a hearing room, you walk in those rooms, knowing that we are all in that room with you, applauding you on and expecting certain things from you, including that you will not be silent in those rooms,” she added.

“And that we expect that from you because we also expect that you will internalize and know we’re there with you. And so your voice can be strong,” she added.

Quoting her mother’s advice about proving oneself instead of subjecting oneself to the limitation of others’ expectations, she continued, “This is part of what’s involved, is that we have to know that sometimes people will open the door for you and leave it open, sometimes they won’t. And then you need to kick that f—ing door down.”