Who won Democratic debate last night: Bernie Senders spars with Hillary Clinton
Eighth Democratic debate seems to be getting very hot. The two Democratic candidates, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, are debating ferociously on CNN tonight and thing look like really difficult for the front runner Hillary Clinton.
In Super Tuesday 2, Bernie Sanders despite lagging behind more than twenty percent stunned Clinton and her supporters by winning the Michigan state yesterday.
He seems to be very energized right now. Despite the fact that Hillary is a good debater she is finding it difficult to face onslaught from the 74-year old Vermont Senator.
When asked about the 2007 immigration reform bill, specifically comments he’d made about the guest worker program. He said of the workers in question: “they were cheated, they were abused, they were humiliated … of course that type of effort leads to a race to the bottom for all of our people.”
Sanders went on to add that he was in support of the 2013 immigration reform bill, and that as president he would use the office’s executive powers to expand upon President Obama’s immigration actions.
When asked the same question Hillary said, “I think it’s very hard to make the case that Ted Kennedy, Barack Obama, me, [The National Council of] La Raza … leaders of the Latino community would have supported a bill that actually promoted modern slavery,” she said. “That was one of the many excuses used not to vote for the 2007 bill.”
When asked if Trump was racist Clinton said, “If I’m so fortunate enough to be the Democratic nominee, there will be a lot of time to talk about him. I was the first one to call him out,” she said. “…People can draw their own conclusions about him but I will just end by saying this: you don’t make America great by getting rid of everything that made America great.”
On the other hand the socialist Sanders said Americans are “never going to elect a president who insults Mexicans, who insults Muslims, who insults women, who insults African Americans and, let us not forget that several years ago, Trump was in the middle of the so-called ‘birther’ movement trying to delegitimize the president of the United States of America.”
An important issue that has kept Clinton bogged down is her email issue. Host Ramos asked her about emails that have been marked classified, to which Clinton responded the way she has in the past: that it was a mistake to use a private email server, that it was allowed at the time and that she didn’t send or receive information deemed classified at the time. Asked for his thoughts on the topic, Sanders wouldn’t bite: “There is a process underway and that process will take its course,” he said.