Latest Debate Recap

Latest Debate Recap

( – The Iowa caucuses are nearly upon us. With that in mind, the Democratic presidential candidates used last night’s debate, held in Des Moines, Iowa, to try to win over voters.

There were six candidates that qualified for the debate; Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Tom Steyer and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).

Unlike the previous DNC presidential debates, candidates seemed more subdued this time. Klobuchar attributed this to the location of the debate, “We’re in Iowa where we have the caucuses and they expect certain civility.”

During the debate, each candidate discussed foreign policy. Everyone agreed that Congress needs to step in with a new directive when it comes to launching attacks in the Middle East.

Healthcare was also a big topic. Warren supports the Medicare for All plan, while Buttigieg wants to offer people the option of government or private healthcare. Sanders also advocated for his Medicare for All plan.

However, one of the most talked-about moments of the night was the interaction between Warren and Sanders at the end of the debate.

Warren made a point of talking about the chances of a woman beating Trump in 2020 being great, something that Sanders allegedly disagreed with during a conversation between the two last year. At the end of the debate, Sanders extended his hand to Warren before she took a defensive posture, which resulted in what looked to be heated exchange.

Audio from the microphones was later released which reveals Warren telling Bernie “I think you called me a liar on national TV.” Bernie then replied, “let’s not do this now.” Time will tell if they eventually make up or this is the beginning of a major feud between the two progressive candidates.

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