The PBS "NewsHour" Democratic Debate on Thursday was a heated affair
Here are the top 10 lines from Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
The PBS “NewsHour” Democratic Debate on Thursday was a heated affair. Here are the top 10 lines from Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during the evening.
1. Low blow
“Madam Secretary, that is a low blow,” Sanders said to Clinton as she attacked him for past criticism of President Barack Obama.
2. Obama criticism
“The kind of criticism that we’ve heard from Sen. Sanders about our president I expect from Republicans. I do not expect from someone running for the Democratic nomination to succeed President Obama,” Clinton said, saying Sanders had called Obama “weak” and written a blurb for a book slamming Obama.
3. Kissinger not a friend
“I am proud to say Henry Kissinger is not my friend,” Sanders said, hitting Clinton for in the past saying she took advice from the former secretary of state and linking him to genocide in Southeast Asia.
4. Sanders foreign policy advisers?
“Well I know journalists have asked who you do listen to on foreign policy and we have yet to know who that is,” Clinton said in response to Sanders slamming Kissinger.
5. Not a single-issue candidate
“I am not a single-issue candidate, and I do not believe we live in a single-issue country,” Clinton said in her closing statements, making her appeal as a pragmatist who can get things done in office.
6. Vote for a woman?
“I’m not asking people to support me because I’m a woman. I’m asking people to support me because I think I’m the most qualified, experienced, and ready person to be the president and the commander-in-chief,” Clinton said in response to a question about whether her presidency would be historic.
7. No insulting Americans’ intelligence
“Let’s not insult the intelligence of the American people. People aren’t dumb. Why in God’s name does Wall Street make huge campaign contributions? I guess just for the fun of it; they want to throw money around,” Sanders said of Clinton and Obama taking money from big donors on Wall Street.
8. Iraq War vote vs. ISIS
“I do not believe a vote in 2002 is a plan to defeat ISIS in 2016,” Clinton said in response to Sanders once again bringing up her vote for the war in Iraq in 2002.
9. Not in the White House yet
“Secretary Clinton, you’re not in the White House yet,” Sanders said to Clinton as she pitched her plans as pragmatic and criticized his policies as unachievable.
10. Who ran against Obama?
“One of us ran against Barack Obama, I was not that candidate,” Sanders said in response to Clinton attacking him for his criticisms of Obama.