The second night of CNN’s Democratic debates featured the highly anticipated match-up of moderate Democrats former Vice President Joe Biden and California Sen. Kamala Harris. But, did it live up to the hype? Did an underdog steal the spotlight? Was the Democratic nominee on that stage? You be the judge.
Each candidate was allotted one minute to present their opening statements, with many taking quick jabs at President Donald Trump. The debate began by addressing a major concern for Americans: health care. Here are the plans each presidential hopeful brings to the table.
The conversation shifted to border security, with questions about decriminalizing border crossing and the handling of migrants in detention facilities. Joe Biden and former HUD secretary Julian Castro sparred over whether Biden has learned “lessons of the past.”
The night heated up once the topic of race approached the stage. Biden and Harris reignited the battle over busing. While New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker went after front-runner Biden’s opinion on criminal justice. Both moments are generating post-debate buzz.
In 2016, Trump become victorious by winning the electoral college vote. So, how would these 10 debate members stop him in 2020? Entrepreneur Andrew Yang and New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand addressed how the role of women will be vital.
Presidential candidates gave their closing statements as night two of the CNN Democratic primary debate came to an end in Detroit. Some took a last minute shot at Trump. Others utilized their time to bring a sense of hope and unity to the country. And, still others pushed voters to visit their official campaign websites.