2020 Presidential Campaign: 1st Democratic Debate’s Hot Topics
Democrats vying for the 2020 presidential nomination are preparing to take the stage Thursday in Miami, Florida for the second debate of the new campaign season.
The first debate took place Wednesday night with 10 of the more than 20 candidates going head-to-head over a variety of issues like immigration, the economy and health care.
The senate’s Medicare for All bill is sponsored by Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. It would essentially eliminate the private insurance industry.
Instead, all Americans would be enrolled in a government-run plan that would cover virtually all medically necessary services.
Some candidates agree with the plan, while others argued that it could be dangerous.
Passion also ran high around the topic of immigration.
Many of the candidates agreed if elected president they would get rid of President Trump’s zero tolerance policy intended to deter illegal immigration. But debate on the issue became heated between former congressman Beto O’Rourke and former Housing and Urban Development secretary Julian Castro.
10 more Democratic contenders will take the stage Thursday night in Miami. They include Sen. Sanders and former vice president Joe Biden.