Buttigieg defends experience, Warren and Sanders clash in Tuesday's Democratic Debate
DES MOINES, Iowa. 2020 Democratic presidential candidates took to the stage in Tuesday night's Democratic Debate. Tuesday was the final debate held before the first caucus takes place in Iowa February 3rd.
Former South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg once again addressed his lack of experience on the stage. Buttigieg pointed to his military service in Afghanistan, as well as his youth, as assets against the 21st century threats America faces.
"The next president is going to be confronted with national security challenges, different in scope and kind from anything we’ve seen before," said Buttigieg. "Not just conventional military challenges, not just stateless terrorism, but cybersecurity challenges, climate security challenges, foreign interference in our elections. It’s going to take a view to the future as well as the readiness to learn of the lessons of the past and for me, those lessons from the past our personal."
Another storyline was the response by Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren to reports that Sanders told Warren in 2018 that he didn't think a woman could win the election. Sanders outright denied that claim while Warren used her own and Senator Amy Klobuchar's record as proof that a woman could win in 2020.
"So, can a woman beat Donald Trump? Look on the men on this stage, collectively they have lost 10 elections," said Warren. "The only people on this stage who have won every single election that they’ve been in are the women: Amy, and me."