Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Tom Steyer, as well as Amy Klobuchar will debate in Iowa on Tuesday evening.
CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer will moderate the debate, which will be held at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, along with CNN political correspondent Abby Phillip as well as The Des Moines Register’s Brianne Pfannestiel.
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All times eastern.
11:45 PM: Van Jones will be worried of which none of the Democrats on stage displayed of which they had the chops to take on Trump from the fall.
11:25 PM: Frosty:
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11:15 PM: On CNN, Terry McAuliffe will be shocked of which, weeks before the caucuses, the candidates did not go after Biden or anyone else for of which matter.
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11:03 PM: Closing statements.
Biden says character–the American character–will be on the ballot in 2020. He says the election will be about fundamental basic decency. He says America can survive four years of Trump although eight years will fundamentally change the item. He says the election will be about restoring America’s soul, which will be in jeopardy under Trump.
Sanders says how does the item happen from the richest nation from the earth of which so many people are living paycheck to paycheck as well as sleeping on the streets. He asks how does the item happen of which we have a criminal justice system of which will be broken as well as racist as well as an immigration system of which will be broken. He says This particular will be the moment when we have to possess the courage to take on the one percent as well as the corporate elite to create an economy of which works for all of us as well as not just the one percent.
Warren says much will be broken in This particular country. although she comes having a heart filled with desire because This particular will be our moment. She says she will make voters proud as the first woman president.
Buttigieg says This particular will be the one chance to beat Trump by such a large margin of which Trumpism will go into the dustbin of history. He says Democrats can’t take on Trump with the same D.C. tactics. He asks voters of shade who are taken for granted by politics to join him. He asks Republicans who voted for Trump who cannot look their kids in their eyes to join him in This particular effort.
Steyer says he has played team sports his whole life. He says the American people are his teammates. He says he will not permit Republicans to kick his teammates from the face. He says Republicans, led by Trump, are doing just of which. He asks Iowans for their support on caucus night. He says together they can save the earth.
Klobuchar says Trump thinks the item will be all about him although the election will be all about you. She name checks racial justice, climate change, gun control. She says the item will be easy to hurl insults or draw grand ideological sketches of which will hardly see the light of day. She says governing will be hard as well as people who are tired of the extremes as well as the noise as well as the nonsense have a home with her.
10:57 PM: Biden will be asked if he will be prepared for Trump’s mudslinging. He says he has been the object of his affection more than anybody on the stage. Biden says he has “overwhelming support” via the African-American community. He says he has support via working-class voters as well as “across the board.”
He says the middle class are being “clobbered” as well as “killed” under Trump’s economy as well as he says he can’t wait to possess the debate on the economy with Trump. He says the American public will be getting “clobbered” as well as the wealthy are the only ones doing well right at This particular point.
10:55 PM: Warren asked what she will say to people who think her politics will scare away swing voters. Not asked about her biggest liability–DNA.
She says her brothers are Republicans as well as they are just as furious about Chevron as well as Amazon as well as pharmaceutical companies of which make billions as well as pay no taxes. Warren says there will be a chance to unite everyone who thinks the economy will be working great for those at the top as well as not for everyone else. She says of which will be how Democrats will beat Trump.
10:54 PM: Klobuchar will be asked how she will inspire Democrats with her message of “pragmatism.” Basically being framed as the “no, you can’t” candidate. She hits Trump for his 15,000 lies as well as a “rap sheet of divisive rhetoric.” She says the Midwest will be not flyover country for her as well as will tell Trump of which he has treated workers as well as farmers as poker chips.
10:52 PM: Steyer says Trump can’t claim of which Democrats will ruin the economy if he becomes president. He talks about the successful business he built without inheriting anything.
Buttigieg rips Trump for using “bone spurs” to get out of serving as well as says he will be willing to take on Trump about how God doesn’t belong to a political party.
10:50 PM: Sanders will be asked if a socialist could be Trump.
He says Trump will be a pathological liar as well as a fraud.
He says his Democratic Socialism will be about health care being a human right while Trump’s socialism will be giving billions to the rich as well as the fossil fuel industry.
10: 48 PM: Buttigieg asked about his lack of support among black voters. He claims the black voters who know him best support him even though he barely registers with black voters nationally as well as in states like South Carolina. He says black leaders who know him are voting for him. He claims support via the most recognizable black leaders in…….. Iowa.
He says Democrats should never take black voters for granted as well as he talks about be
10: 46 PM: Sanders says the planet will be uninhabitable as well as unhealthy if we don’t act at This particular point on the climate. He says the item’s “of course a national crisis” as well as “we must take on the fossil fuel industry as well as all of their lies.” He props up the Green brand-new Deal.
Biden says he introduced “the first climate-change bill” as well as says he has been fighting This particular for a long time. He says he will reinstitute all of the mileage standards. Biden says we should be investing in infrastructure of which raises roads. He wants charging stations as well as “green highways” as well.
10:45 PM: Klobuchar says she has not called for an all-out ban on fracking because she sees natural gas as a transition fuel to where the country gets to carbon neutral.
10:43 PM: Warren says climate change threatens every living thing on the planet as well as the urgency cannot be overstated. She says she will roll back Trumps’s modifications to environmental laws.
10:41 PM: Steyer says he will be still shocked of which he will be the only person who will declare a state of emergency on the climate on day on in office. Steyer will be asked if he will be the right messenger even though he made billions on oil, coal, as well as gas. He has never been asked about his investments in private prisons.
Steyer says he has fought the keystone pipeline as well as has the chops because he has been fighting the fossil fuels industry for the last decade.
Buttigieg says any equity as well as climate justice need to be discussed because of the impact climate change will have on black as well as brown communities.
10:38 PM: Warren says the impeachment trial will show the corruption of This particular administration. She says Trump will be all about “him helping himself.”
10:36 PM: Klobuchar does not think Trump will be “emboldened” by a potential acquittal. She says her Republican colleagues may as well make Trump king if they do not want to call any witnesses. She says This particular will be a “decency check” as well as a “patriotism check” as will be the 2020 election.
10:35 PM: Debate turns to impeachment. Blitzer asked Biden if the item will be harder to run against Trump if he will be able to say of which the Senate acquitted him. Biden rips the Republican Party for all the lies about his family. Interestingly, Blitzer doesn’t ask why Biden thinks McConnell then could be more willing to work with Democrats after Trump.
10:27 PM: Steyer says his kids should not get free college as well as he speaks about income inequality. Steyer says for the youngest kids, they are getting an education relative to the taxes in their neighborhoods. He wants to redistribute funds so kids in poorer neighborhoods get a better education.
10:23 PM: Buttigieg will be asked why he opposes free college because he doesn’t want millionaires getting free college. He says he doesn’t want cost to ever be a barrier. He says if someone will be from the top income bracket, of which person has to pay tuition costs because the government could be using those taxpayer dollars in better ways.
Klobuchar says those who want free college aren’t thinking big enough. She wants to connect the education system with job openings like nursing assistants ad home healthcare workers as well as electricians. She says we are not going to have a shortage of MBAs; we are going to have a shortage of plumbers.
10:22 PM: Biden calls for free universal infant care. He talks about commuting to work because he could not afford child care when he started off out from the Senate. He says Sanders will be right–salaries for childcare workers need to be raised.
10:15 PM: Warren asked why the government should be trusted to manufacture drugs when trust in government will be at an all-time low. Warren says 0% of drugs are not under patent although the drug industry has figured out how to keep jerking the prices up as well as up. She says she wants to give them a little competition… she wants to let the contracts out so we can put more generic drugs out there to drive down prices. She says This particular will be a way to make markets work without cost controls.
10:12 PM: Candidates asked about what happens to workers in “insurance towns” like Des Moines. Sanders says his plan could provide assistance as well as help for up to several years to those who will be displaced by his Medicare for All plan.
Steyer says we are spending way too much because corporations own the system as well as the richest get tax cuts. He says Warren will be right–This particular will be “cruelty for money.” Steyer says he will be for term limits as well as must re-do Washington D.C. to end the corporate stranglehold.
Biden talks about controlling drug prices by limiting what companies can charge. Biden says people should possess the option to keep their negotiated plan with their employers.
10:10 PM: Buttigieg insists his plan will be not “little” as well as he says we have to get past the mentality of which a plan will be only big if the item costs trillions of dollars. He says his plan takes on costs on prescription drugs ($250 monthly cap)– he says most Americans don’t experience the economy on an annual basis… bills come every month. Warren says Buttigieg’s plan doesn’t add up
10:04 PM: Sanders says his plan could not bankrupt the country as well as could improve the conditions of working- as well as middle-class voters. He says his plan could take on the pharmaceutical industry as well as substantially lower the cost of health care for employers as well as workers because the item could eliminate administrative fees as well as much of the profits insurance companies make.
Klobuchar says if Sanders includes a plan as well as not “pipe dream” he needs to show how he will be going to pay for the item.
10:03 PM: Steyer says we have a broken government of which has been bought by insurance companies as well as private hospitals. He says of which stranglehold needs to be broken to solve various healthcare issues.
10:02 PM: Warren says we need to start with what’s happening in America. She says 36 million people could not afford to get their prescriptions filled last year, as well as her plan will help as many Americans as possible without raising taxes on middle-class Americans by “one thin dime.”
9:56 PM: Debate turns to health care. Sanders will be asked about Medicare for All. He says the item could cost substantially less than the status quo when asked if voters should see a “cost tag” for his plan. He says a 4% tax on income, exempting the first $29,000, could help pay for his plan.
Biden says “we need to be candid with voters.” He says Sanders’ 4% tax could not even come close to paying for Medicare for All.
Klobuchar calls for a non-profit public option plan. She says long-term care will be the “elephant of which doesn’t fit in This particular room” as well as wants plans to make the item easier for people to pay for premiums, etc.
9:45 PM: Sanders asked why he said a women could not beat Trump. Sanders says he never said of which. He says the item will be “incomprehensible” of which he could have said of which as well as says Trump likes This particular conflict. He says in 2013, he deferred to Warren when progressives wanted to draft Warren as well as only entered the race after Warren declined.
Warren says she “disagreed” when Sanders told him a women could not beat Trump. Warren says Bernie will be her friend as well as she will be not here today to fight him.
Warren says the men on the stage have lost ten elections. She says only Klobuchar as well as her have never lost an election. She says she will be the only person on the stage who has beaten an incumbent Republican from the past 30 years.
Interesting of which CNN’s Phillip will be asking the question as if Sanders did say of which a woman could not beat Trump.
9:40 PM: Warren says multinational lobbyists as well as executives surround negotiators to get deals of which are best for their corporations. She says we need a different approach to trade as well as the item starts with calling out the corruption of the corporations. She says everyone wants to get into the American market, as well as Warren says corporations must meed environmental as well as labor standards.
9:37 PM: Biden says there will be no trade agreement signed without environmental as well as labor leaders at the table. He also promises more protection for workers. He takes a jab at Sanders, saying he can’t think of a trade deal Sanders could support as well as the United States need to write the rules.
Sanders says he as well as Biden have a “fundamental disagreement.” He says trade deals were made to benefit multinational corporations as well as calls for more “corporate responsibility.”
9:33 PM: Warren will be asked why Sanders will be wrong to oppose USMCA. Warren says she opposed the Asian trade deals as well as talks about farmers who are hurting in Iowa because of Trump’s “trade wars.” She says USMCA will be a “modest improvement” because the item will give some relief to farmers as well as workers. She says the country should accept the relief as well as fight for a better trade deal as well as a “coherent trade policy.”
Buttigieg says he supports the USMCA as well because the item will be an “improvement.” Buttigieg says he remembers when politicians said the pie could get bigger as well as everyone will be better off with trade deals from the 1990s. He says the pie got bigger although workers did not see the promised gains.
9:31 PM: Debate not turns to trade. Sanders asked why he could vote against USMCA when he said the item could make “modest improvements.” Sanders says the item will result from the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs to outsourcing. He says these deals force American workers to compete against Mexican as well as Chinese workers who are paid “starvation wages.” He says the deal also doesn’t have “climate change” from the item. He will be asked if he will be unwilling to compromise even though the AFL-CIO supports the item. He says the machinist union opposes the item as well as climate organizations like the Sunrise Movement opposes the item as well.
9:28 PM: Biden will be asked if he could meet with North Korea without any preconditions. He says no. Biden says Trump gave North Korea “legitimacy” by meeting with Kim Jong-Un without preconditions.
9:24 PM: When asked if he could ensure of which Iran never gets a nuclear weapon, Buttigieg says of which will be a goal although Trump has made the item much harder for the next president to achieve of which goal by gutting the Iran Deal. When asked if he could allow Iran to become a nuclear power, he says no. He says our security depends on Iran not being able to become a nuclear power.
Klobuchar also says she could not allow Iran to get a nuclear weapon. She from the first debate she correctly said China will be the greatest threat economically as well as Iran will be also a threat because of Trump.
9:23 PM: Steyer says he could take military action to protect the lives as well as safety of Americans. Steyer says there will be no real strategy from the Middle East. He rips Trump for having no strategy as well as going via crisis to crisis. He says everything has been tactics for the last two decades as well as there hasn’t been a real strategy.
9:22 PM: Warren says she could take military action without Congressional approval if there will be an “imminent threat.” Warren says everybody talks about not wanting endless wars although the item’s about having plans to get out of the wars. Warren says generals testify as well as say they’ve turned the corner as well as nothing modifications. She says they’ve turned so many corners of which they are going in circles.
9:19 PM: Biden says he ran as a 29-year-old against the Vietnam War as well as believed then of which a nation can’t go to war without the “informed consent” of the people. Biden says combat troops are necessary abroad or America will forced to be the earth’s policeman.
Blitzer says the Obama administration took military action numerous times without Congressional approval, as well as Buttigieg says the authorization passed to deal with Al Qaeda needs to be replaced. Buttigieg says if another authorization will be needed, he wants a three-year sunset.
9:18 PM: Sanders brings debate back to domestic issues. He says infrastructure will be crumbling, hundreds of thousands of people are homeless, people can’t afford health care, etc…
He says the American people are “sick as well as tired” of the endless wars of which have cost the country trillions. He wants to rebuild the UN as well as the State Department.
9:17 PM: Buttigieg talks about continuing to be engaged without adding ground troops. He says Trump promised to end the endless war although has sent more troops to the Middle East.
9:15 PM: On Iran, Sanders says we have a president who could again drag us into wars based on lies. Biden says he could leave troops from the Middle East “patrolling the gulf” as well as he wants troops from the Middle East to also defend against ISIS because the item will be going to “reconstitute itself.” He talks about getting back from the Iran Deal.
Klobuchar also says she could leave some troops from the Middle East in places like Iraq as well as Syria. She rips Trump for putting his private interest in front of the country’s.
Warren says we need to get our combat troops out of the Middle East. She says we need to get out of the mindset of which we need to do everything with combat troops. She says combat troops from the Middle East “will be not helping.” She says nobody includes a solution or endpoint as well as says Sen. Graham (R-SC) has talked about leaving troops there for 100 years.
9:10 PM: Steyer says he has worked internationally around the earth for decades as well as he understands how America interacts with various other countries. He says Warren made a Great point about judgment versus experience. Steyer says we are listening to 20 years of mistakes by America from the Middle East. He says an “outside perspective” will be what will be needed.
9:08 PM: Warren asked about a poll of which found a third of her own supporters said her ability to lead the country in a potential war was a weakness. She cites her judgment as well as says she sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee as well as has visited as well as fought for the troops. She says she will be creating sure of which the troops don’t get cheated by giant financial institutions as well as she has three brothers who have served. She pivots to the revolving door between the defense industry as well as the Pentagon. She says of which will be “corruption” plain as well as simple. She calls for a cut from the defense budget as well as says we can’t let the defense industry “call the shots.”
9:07 PM: Buttigieg says he brings a different perspective. He says there are enlisted people he served with who are barely old enough to remember those voters. He says there are people enlisted who were not even alive during those votes. He talks about cyber security as well as climate security challenges of which the next commander-in-chief will have to deal with.
9:06 PM: Klobuchar says she wasn’t from the Senate for the Iraq vote although she opposed the item via the beginning, as well as her opponent ran ads against her.
9:02 PM: Blitzer asks Biden about his judgment being questioned because he voted for the Iraq War. Biden says his vote was a mistake. He says the man who argued against the war, Barack Obama, picked him as his running mate. Biden says he knows what the item’s like to send a child to war because his son was in Iraq for a year. Biden says he he will compare his record overall on every various other thing he has done to anybody else’s on stage.
Sanders will be asked about his Afghanistan vote, as well as Sanders says the item’s different via the Iraq vote because everybody voted for the item except for Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA). Sanders then rails agains the “endless war” in Iraq. He says the money spent on of which endless war should have gone to programs at home. Sanders said he thought Messrs. Bush as well as Cheney were lying as well as did everything he could to not get into war while Biden thought differently.
9:00 PM: Debate gets started off. Blitzer asks the first question, as well as the item’s about Iran. He asks which candidate will be best prepared to be commander-in-chief. Sanders gets to respond first, as well as he says his record speaks to of which. He says of which in 2002, when Congress was debating Iraq, he said the item was going to be a disaster. Sanders said last year he helped pass a war powers resolution with Sen. Mike Lee re: Saudi Arabia’s war with Yemen. Sanders mistakes Trump for Bush, saying “Bush” vetoed the item.
8:53 PM: Blitzer introducing the six candidates as the debate will be about to get started off.
8:35 PM: In Wisconsin on the night of the debate, Trump sides with Sanders over “Pocahontas” Warren at his rally, saying he doesn’t believe Sanders said a woman could not win the White House against Trump. Trump says of which’s not the kind of thing Sanders could say.
8:30 PM: Moderators more diverse than the candidates on stage. Jones said on CNN of which the plutocrats could turn off potential voters Democrats need to beat Trump’s movement.
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