Second Round of Democratic Debate in Detroit Gets Heated

“The call of this election is the call to unite. In common cause and common purpose. That is how we’ll beat Donald Trump.”

Ten more Democrats debating Wednesday night, making their case about why they should be the one to run against the president in 2020.

Detroit has been the center of the political world for the past two nights.

Twenty Democratic candidates went head-to-head.

The 10 debating Wednesday night were Michael Bennet, Kirsten Gillibrand, Julian Castro, Corey Booker, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang, Tulsi Gabbard, Jay Inslee, and Bill DeBlasio.

After the first debates in Miami and the tactics used Tuesday night by the candidates, people expected former vice president Joe Biden to be the main target of the candidates on the stage.

He has a major lead in the polls and most thought it would be senator Kamala Harris taking the shots, but after the first half hour, almost every other candidate joined that effort, attacking Biden for his track record and history

Some may see he handled the attacks well, while others may see the cracks starting to show.

“Open borders is a right wing talking point and I’m disappointed some folks on this stage have taken the bait,” candidate Julian Castro said.

“You should be able to if you cross the border illegally you should be sent back it’s a crime. It’s a crime,” former Vice President Joe Biden said.

“It looks like one of us has learned the lessons of the past and one of us hasn’t,” Castro said.

Senator Kamala Harris released a plan this week, which would allow you to buy private or public Medicare, transitioning to it over 10 years.

She is calling it Medicare for all, but her top rival, former Vice President Joe Biden disagrees, opting for an improved version of Obamacare.

The difference repeatedly caused friction.

“If you notice there’s no talk about how the plan in 10 years will cost $3 trillion. You will lose your employer based insurance. And in fact this is the single most important issue facing the public. And to be very blunt and straightforward, you can’t beat president trump with double talk on this plan,” Biden said.

“Unfortunately Vice President Biden, you’re just simply inaccurate in what you’re describing. The reality is our plan will bring healthcare to all Americans under a Medicare for all system,” Harris said.

While explaining how they would expand healthcare coverage, nearly every candidate claimed that President Trump by contrast Is trying to take away coverage by dismantling the Affordable Care Act.

The third debate is going to have stricter entry levels for candidates based on fundraising and poll numbers, so the next few weeks will be key for some of the fringe candidates, and even some of the leaders because polls can change quickly.

We will have reaction from the spin room for you Thursday morning on Michigan this Morning.

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