An end to wars and duty: what the Democrats argued during the debate in Texas

In Texas passed the next democratic debate, which was attended by 10 leading candidates.

Конец войнам и пошлинам: о чем демократы спорили во время дебатов в Техасе

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Contenders for the presidential nomination of the Democratic party criticized the policy of Donald trump against China, stating that the proposed duties on a wide range of Chinese goods hurts American consumers, writes “Voice of America”.

The candidates also promised to put an end to us military campaigns abroad, noting the negative consequences of the “endless wars”.

Top 10 candidates expressed their opinions during the three-hour debate, which took place on Thursday evening in Houston, Texas.

He stated that, if elected, to develop a strategy, which will include duties as leverage, but will not be based exclusively on them.

The Senator from Minnesota Amy Klobuchar said that the announced fees have already cost Americans 300,000 jobs.

“Across the Midwest, including in my state, Minnesota and Iowa, lie unsold soybeans,” said she.

The former mayor of Texas city of San Antonio julián Castro noted that due to the duties of American families will lose on average $ 600.

Конец войнам и пошлинам: о чем демократы спорили во время дебатов в Техасе

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According to the Senator from California Kamala Harris, the US needs to cooperate with China in combating climate change and the North Korean issue.

When the conversation turned to Afghanistan and the Senator from Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren said that it is necessary to bring home American troops from the country, where they operated for 18 years.

“We cannot continue to ask our military to solve problems that will not solve through military means – said Warren. – With the help of the bombs, we will not find solutions in Afghanistan.”

Former us Vice-President Joe Biden, who is considered the favorite for the race, expressed the view that Afghanistan “will not be able to combine the three different countries”, and said that, if elected, intends to bring the us military home.

Конец войнам и пошлинам: о чем демократы спорили во время дебатов в Техасе

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He also expressed regret over the fact that in 2003 supported the resolution on the introduction of troops to Iraq under the pretext of destroying weapons of mass destruction, which the country never found.

One of the most memorable phrases in the evening, said the former Congressman from Texas, Beto O’rourke.

Responding to a question about his position on assault weapons and the right to carry, he categorically stated: “Yes, damn it, we’re gonna do you have your AR-15 rifle, your Kalashnikovs and will no longer allow you to use them against fellow citizens”.

At the beginning of the debate, Biden and Warren entered into a discussion about health care – one of the controversial issues that divide Democrats. Joe Biden has criticized his rival in the party for her the idea of universal free health care – “Medicare for all”.

Former Vice-President in the administration of Barack Obama announced that he plans to update “Obamacare” – the affordable care act, developed by the ex-President, and accused Warren and Sanders that they want to end the initiative of Barack Obama.

“I know that Senator [Warren] will tell you that it is for Bernie [Sanders]. Well – I’m for Barack [Obama]. I think that the “Obamacare” worked. We are talking about sincerity, honesty, big ideas,” said Biden.

Warren noted that she did not criticize Obama for his reforms in the area of health, but added: “Now the question is how we can best improve [the law]”. The Senator said that the idea of “Medicare for all” is the best out of the situation.

In the previous debate, which was conducted in June and July, was attended by 20 candidates. However, now the party has tightened the criteria for participation in the event, which helped to reduce the number of participants and let the leaders race to draw voters ‘ attention on their programs.

Конец войнам и пошлинам: о чем демократы спорили во время дебатов в Техасе

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The debate was attended by ten candidates, as the leaders of the race: in addition to Biden and Warren, participated in them Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Pete Buttidzhich, Julian Castro, Amy Klobuchar, Andrew young and Beto O’rourke.