Warren ripped for not talking about tax hikes under 'Medicare for All'

Grant Boone
October 16, 2019

It's unclear how impeachment may shape the debate on Tuesday, but what Democrats say or don't say about removing a sitting president less than a year before the election could come back to haunt the party when Democrats eventually take back the White House. Elizabeth Warren caught up with Joe Biden in many polls as the Ukraine controversy ensnared him and his son Hunter Biden. And while he has positioned his campaign as more moderate, Buttigieg may see an opportunity in Warren's legions of supporters; recent polls have shown that a plurality of Democrats who pick Buttigieg as their second choice say that Warren is their first choice.

Trump's July 25 phone call to his Ukrainian counterpart seeking help in investigating the Bidens, and the discredited charge by Trump that the former U.S. vice president intervened in Ukraine to protect his son Hunter, has roiled the race and put Biden in the spotlight.

Biden recently took a swipe at Warren's extensive "I have a plan for that" campaign promises, telling a New Hampshire crowd last week: "That's not enough". Unlike the five-alarm-fire response Hillary Clinton got when she caught a relatively minor bug during the 2016 campaign, there's been a restrained media reaction to Sanders' heart attack at the beginning of the month.

Senator Klobuchar pounced: "At least Bernie's being honest here and saying how he's going to pay for this and taxes are going to go up".

What: Fourth Democratic primary debate, hosted by CNN and the New York Times.

"It's not like any of us wants to use the fourth-best navigation app", Yang said.

"If Democratic candidates for president want to spend their time hobnobbing with the rich and powerful, it is now legal for them to do so - but they shouldn't be handing out secret titles and honors to rich donors", she said.

"My son did nothing wrong", he replied.

The two candidates have mostly refrained from directly attacking each other.

The other challengers included New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, former US housing chief Julian Castro, former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke, tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang, Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard and Tom Steyer, a wealthy environmental activist who launched national television ads calling for Trump's impeachment long before Washington political figures undertook the current inquiry.

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Leader credited Warren's success to her perceived authenticity.

"This is why people here in the Midwest are so frustrated with Washington in general and Capitol Hill in particular".

Tuesday's debate was the fourth in a string of nearly monthly get-togethers for the Democratic challengers seeking to win the party's nomination to face Trump.

While polls have not reflected exactly where Warren is pulling support from, Amandi, a political science lecturer at the University of Miami, said, "I don't think there's any question" that some of it is coming from Sanders' camp.

Businessman Andrew Yang is favored by 3% of Democratic voters in a potential NY primary matchup. Then, addressing OH voters, Yang asked, "Why did Donald Trump win your state by eight points?" Amy Klobuchar, New Jersey Sen.

Biden later added his own input, saying that Warren was being "vague" in her answers.

David Taintor: Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke also went after Warren just now, cementing the senator's status as one of the frontrunners in the race. "I don't know how a guy would have answered that question, but I think one of the things that's so great about that moment is it's just her authentic personality", Maxwell said.

California Sen. Kamala Harris defended her call to impeach and remove Trump for office as fair to the President.

Candidates had to gather 130,000 unique donors and register at least 2% support in four qualifying polls. Cory Booker, former Obama housing chief Julián Castro and Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

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