The second round of the Democratic presidential primary debates is about to begin, with candidates facing consecutive nights Tuesday and Wednesday at CNN.
The candidates will focus on using the precious few minutes of the debate they will have to do to have a lasting impression on the larger audience that some will see. After these debates, candidates will have to meet thresholds for donor data and polling levels that are double compared to the first two debates.
Immigration and health care remain key issues that seem likely to emerge, among other topics. "Medicare for all" can be discussed longer on Tuesday and Wednesday, as candidates have some disagreements on how health care can be implemented per individual payer.
Bernie Sanders, the candidate who popularized Medicare for all during the 2016 Democratic primaries, will stand next to Elizabeth Warren, who also embraced single pay health care. Although the two progressive senators have a civil relationship, they can take the opportunity to differentiate themselves on the scene of the debate.
Sanders and Warren could also be targeted by John Delaney, John Hickenlooper and Steve Bullock, more moderate candidates who oppose Medicare for All and are trying to increase their political profiles.
Follow the key moments of the second primary democratic debate. The second night of the debate will begin on Wednesday evening at 8:00 pm ET.
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Rules for the debate
17:06: According to CNN, candidates will have 60 seconds to answer moderators' questions and 30 seconds for refutations and answers. Candidates for the debate will provide opening statements and closing remarks.
Second program of democratic debate
- At your place: Tuesday 30 July and Wednesday 31 July
- Time: From 20 to 22 ET
- Position: Fox Theater in Detroit, Michigan
How to watch the second democratic debate of 2020
– Grace Segers
Grijalva, who supported Sanders in 2016, claims Warren
16:18: On Tuesday, Elizabeth Warren unveiled a series of confirmations, including the representative Raúl Grijalva, former president of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Grijalva approved Bernie Sanders in 2016.
"I worked closely with Elizabeth and saw her passion for workers and those left behind," Grijalva said in a statement. "She is a bold, persistent and visionary leader who takes care of working families – and for this she won my support".
Warren and Sanders, who have been friendly for a long time, could be forced to strike during Tuesday night's debate in an attempt to differentiate their messages.
"Bernie and I have been friends for a long, long time," Warren told the Politician this week. He added that "I can't imagine why he shouldn't" continue to be a civil relationship at the debate stage.
Warren was also supported Tuesday by representative Deb Haaland, one of the first Native American women elected to Congress.
– Grace Segers
Whitmer: "People in Michigan don't care about the president's Twitter feed"
15:28: In an interview with Caitlin Huey-Burns of CBS News, Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, said that the candidates on the stage should try to focus on "dining table issues" instead of reacting to the president .
"People called me to see advice on what's going on in Michigan and what Michiganders wants to hear. It's really about the dining table," Whitmer said. "These are the fundamentals that Michigander wants to hear and I suspect this is what many Americans are interested in, in this debate, this week and even as the elections mature".
After President Trump briefly won Michigan with 11,000 votes in 2016, Whitmer won the governorate in 2018. He said "reaching everyone" was necessary to win a state of swing like Michigan.
"As a candidate, I went to all 83 Michigan counties, and this is a huge state. But I did it because I think it is essential to introduce yourself. When you show up and really listen, you can't get away from the things that really matter "Because you listen and learn every day. Stay focused on the things that really matter," Whitmer said.
"People in Michigan don't care about the president's Twitter feed. We care about feeding our families," Whitmer continued.
– Emily Tillett
Sanders' campaign manager talks about the debate strategy
14:59: Faiz Shakir, head of Senator Bernie Sanders' 2020 campaign, says his candidate is focused on portraying a "consistency record" on the issues of the Tuesday night debate.
Shakir, talking to CIT News about Caitlin Huey-Burns, says that Sanders fought for key issues such as health care longer than any other candidate and was a "stability model".
"If you want a candidate you can trust to do what they say they can do, it's Bernie Sanders and we have to support ourselves," Shakir said.
Asked if Sanders intended to fight with his Senate colleague Elizabeth Warren to make a successful appearance on the debate stage, Shakir said it would be "unlikely".
"They have been friends for a long time … They see these problems in a similar way," Shakir said of the Warren-Sanders report. "They have been allies of the most important issues." He said that once the crowded democratic camp narrows, Sanders will face the problems.
– Emily Tillett
Delaney detonates Medicare for all plans as "bad politics"
14:13: In view of Tuesday's debate, former Maryland rep John Delaney slammed health care plans launched by some of his opponents including Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, stating that a Medicare for All program is a "terrible plan".
"Senator Sanders has a plan, Senator Warren has basically outsourced his health care plan as many other candidates have and it's a terrible plan. It's a bad policy and I'll lose to Donald Trump if we go there. So yes, I design to stating that medicating for all is bad politics and bad politics, "Delaney told CIT News' Caitlin Huey-Burns about his plans to debate for Tuesday night.
Delaney said that a Medicare for All program talks about what most campaigns of democratic contenders consist of: "Promises or impossible slogans that stand as a policy".
– Emily Tillett
Candidates will probably be asked about Trump's racist attacks
14:00: The ten candidates on the stage will probably be asked about President Trump's recent racist comments aimed at color legislators.
Earlier this month, the president received strong criticism from Democrats and a handful of Republicans for suggesting representatives: Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan should "return" to "totally broken and haunted places".
This week, Trump again selected a color lawmaker, Elijah Cummings of Maryland, prompting critics to accuse him of sowing racial animus to galvanize segments of his electoral base before the 2020 elections. The president denounced Cummings as a " brutal bully "and called his district predominantly African American a" disgusting mess infested with mice and rodents ".
Although almost all Democrats have criticized Trump's remarks, it will be noteworthy to see if any of the promising presidents on stage will support the Democrats to focus on condemning the president's policies rather than on his controversial rhetoric – which some see as a distraction.
– Camilo Montoya-Galvez
Who's on stage tonight?
Candidates will appear on the stage from left to right
- Marianne Williamson
- Tim Ryan
- Amy Klobuchar
- Pete Buttigieg
- Bernie Sanders
- Elizabeth Warren
- Beto O & # 39; Rourke
- John Hickenlooper
- John Delaney
- Steve Bullock