10 Democratic candidates take the stage on night two of Detroit debate
DETROIT—Ten more candidates faced off on key issues on Wednesday during night two of the second round of Democratic debates.
Two incidences of audience members causing a commotion were heard during opening statements and the discussion on immigration.
Former Vice President Joe Biden was front and center on the stage Wednesday night, fielding attacks from a lot of the other candidates.
This time around, Biden didn’t back down. He fought back and held on to his talking time during the heated exchanges.
“You can’t beat President Trump with double talk on this plan,” Biden said.
“Unfortunately, Vice President Biden, you are just simply inaccurate,” said Senator Kamala Harris. “For a Democrat to be running for president with a plan that does not cover everyone, I think it without excuse.”
Topic points ran similar to Tuesday night, hitting on health care, immigration and climate change.
Several new topics were brought up that were absent from the first night of the debate, like abortion, with Harris calling out Biden for his reversal on the Hyde Amendment.
Overall, candidates Wednesday clashed a lot more with each other than during night one.
Biden held onto a sizable lead in talking time, followed by Harris and Senator Cory Booker, who called out Biden for his “divisiveness.”
"The person who is enjoying this debate most right now is Donald Trump as we pit Democrats against each other while he is working right now to take away Americans health care. But this pitting against progressives against moderates saying one is unrealistic and the other doesn't care enough that to me is dividing our party and demoralizing us in face of the real enemy here,” Booker said.