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Ten out of the 25 major candidates seeking the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nomination took to the stage of the famous Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan last night to make their case to voters for why they’re the best person to challenge President Donald Trump next fall.
The debate, hosted by CNN and moderated by the same panel as last night’s event featuring the network’s Jake Tapper, Dana Bash, and Don Lemon, stayed largely focused on policy, with candidates digging into the details of their complex plans. Here are the highlights from night two.
Match-up - Night - Vice - President - Joe
In the most anticipated match-up of the night, former vice president Joe Biden and U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) engaged in several heated exchanges Wednesday over race and health care after the California senator blasted the former senator from Delaware on busing in the first set of debates held in June.
Early on, as the candidates discussed health care for nearly the first full hour of the debate, a flustered Harris took heat from all around the stage over the costs of her health care plan, which she unveiled Monday. Biden was Harris’ main critic after jokingly asking the senator to “go easy on me, kid,” as they met on stage at the start of the evening.
Biden - Harris - Plan - Medicine - Medicare
Biden blasted Harris’ plan to socialize medicine through a Medicare for All proposal similar to Sen. Bernie Sanders’s as unrealistic.
“This is the single most important issue facing the public,” the former vice president said. “And to be very blunt and to be very straightforward, you can’t beat President Trump with double talk on this plan.”
Biden - Harris - Plan - Taxpayers - Years
Biden argued that Harris’ plan is prohibitively expensive, costing taxpayers $3 trillion over ten years, and would knock people off private insurance. Harris argued that her plan provides insurance to everyone in America while Biden’s plan, which builds on...
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