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Here Are The Highlights From The Third Democratic Presidential Debate

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13.09.2019

The top ten candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination squared off Thursday night at Texas Southern University, a public historically black college in Houston, Texas.

Here are the highlights.

Julian Castro Takes A Dig At Joe Biden’s Age After Mischaracterizing Biden’s Statements

Former secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro took a shot at former vice president Joe Biden’s age as the two sparred over Biden’s comments on health care. When touting his plan for health care early in the evening, Biden, 76, said under his plan people would be able to choose government-run health insurance if they lose their existing coverage.

“If you want Medicare, if you lose the job from your insurance – from your employer, you automatically can buy into this. You don’t have – no pre-existing condition can stop you from buying in.”

Castro however, claimed that Biden said consumers would be forced to buy into Medicare.

“The difference between what I support and what you support, Vice President Biden, is that your require them to opt in and I would not require them to opt in. They would automatically be enrolled,” Castro said.

Biden challenged Castro’s statement on stage.

“They do not have to buy in. They do not have to buy in,” Biden repeated.

“You just said that. You just said that two minutes ago. You just two minutes ago that they would have to buy in,” Castro said, mischaracterizing Biden’s statements and taking a jab at Biden’s recent forgetfulness on the campaign trail.

Are you forgetting what you said two minutes ago? Are you forgetting already what you said just two minutes ago? I mean, I can’t believe that you said two minutes ago that they had to buy in and now you’re saying they don’t have to buy in. You’re forgetting that.

Klobuchar Tries to Sow Unity On Stage

As Castro and Biden went after each other, with Castro launching jabs at the former vice president, the moderators began to bring in other candidates who were unable to speak because of the shouting match ensuing on stage.

South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg chimed to........

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