Health care, immigration lead discussion during second Democratic debate
DETROIT—The first night of the second Democratic presidential debate is in the books and the next round of candidates are gearing up for night two on Wednesday.
Questions about hot-button topics like immigration and health care policies led the debate stage discussion Tuesday night, drawing responses from both moderate and liberal candidates
A big chunk of Tuesday night’s debate was dedicated to the topic of health care. Even when questions strayed from health care, they came right back around.
Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders stood firm on the Medicare for All plan while others proposed plans that would provide Medicare for those who want it.
Previously, Maryland Representative John Delaney called the Medicare for All plan “political suicide.”
"We have a choice. We can go down the road that Senator Sanders and Senator Warren want to take us with bad policies like Medicare for all, free everything, and impossible promises that will turn off independent voters and get Trump reelected. That's what happened with McGovern, that's what happened with Mondale, that's what happened with Dukakis, or we can nominate someone with new ideas to create universal health care for every American with choice,” Delaney said.
Debate moderator Jake Tapper asked Sanders to respond to Delaney, to which Sanders said: “You’re wrong.”
Laughing could be heard throughout the debate audience at Sanders’ response.
“Healthcare is a human right, not a privilege. I believe that. I will fight for that. I will fight for that!” Sanders went on to say.