The 2020 Democratic Presidential Debate has taken place on Tuesday, 15 October 2019 among candidates for the President of United States in 2020 Presidential election. It was held in Westerville, Ohio. It was record breaking Democratic Presidential Debate of all time. 12 candidates took participated in the debate. Every year moderators start debate by arguing over nuances of the candidate’s health care plans, but this year they broke the tradition and start by asking about impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Every candidate started giving their opinions about impeachment of Donald Trump.
Trump is “the most corrupt” president ever, Bernie Sanders said.
“I want to remind everybody that every candidate here is more decent, more coherent and more patriotic than the criminal in the White House,” said businessman Tom Steyer, who graced the debate stage for the first time.
In early moments of debate, candidates debated about Federal job guarantees. “Damn right, we will,” Sanders said to a question about whether he would be able to ensure every American who wanted a job.
Some candidates also brought up the reproductive rights, aiming to restrict or limit the access of abortion. “There are states that have passed laws that will virtually prevent women from having access to reproductive health care,” Sen. Kamala Harris said.
Cory Booker praised Harris’ comment: “God bless Kamala. But you know what? Women should not be the only ones taking up this cause and this fight,” Booker said. “It is not just because women are our voters and our friends and our wives. It’s because women are people and people deserve to control their own body.”
Hawaii Representative, Tulsi Gabbard and billionaire executive Tom Steyer, made their debut in debate. CNN and The New York Times co hosted debate and aired live at 8 p.m. from Otterbein University.
Elizabeth warren was highlight of debate. When the question rose to health care, the moderators began by asking Warren how she would pay for Medicare for All and whether she would raise taxes as part of it. As she has in previous debates, the Massachusetts Senator focused on the results of her plan rather than getting into specifics. “I will not sign a bill into law that will not lower costs for middle-class families,” she said. But Buttigieg said viewers were seeing “a yes or no question that didn’t get a yes or no answer” and touted his own “Medicare for All who want it” plan that would offer a public option that people could choose to buy into.
Warren criticized by her rivals:
- Biden called Warren’s health care plans useless and argued the she had never accomplished big.
- Buttigieg implied she didn’t trust the American people to decide whether they wanted to remain on private health insurance plans.
- Amy Klobuchar denounced Ms. Warren’s plans as a “pipe dream.”
- Kamala Harris wanted to know why Ms. Warren didn’t join her call for Twitter to ban President Trump from its social media platform.
Warren tackled every question with a perfect answer. She has maximum chances to win 2020 Presidential election.