For the sixth Democratic debate, a total of seven candidates were present on stage. They included investor Tom Steyer, former Vice President Joe Biden, South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, entrepreneur Andrew Yang, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass)
Candidates and their stance
Warren and Sanders focused on fighting income inequality. They were fighting for working-class American citizens.
At the end of the debate, Biden portrayed himself as the ideal candidate. Yang mentioned that his campaign was able to move forward; they were focusing on resolving real issues that led to the election of Donald Trump as the US president.
The women on stage, including Warren and Klobuchar, asked for forgiveness. Warren said, “I know that I get worked up.”
Discussion on Healthcare
After Sanders and Biden had got into a heated argument over healthcare, Sanders was at odds with Klobuchar. The topic revolved around healthcare as well. Sanders had been focusing on Medicare-for-all. But Klobuchar responded by saying that if one intends to cross a river over troubled waters, there is a need to create a bridge and not blow up the river.
Defending actions on Afghanistan
During the debate, Sanders faced scrutiny as he had initially shown his support for military actions in Afghanistan. Then he stated that he had shown his support by mistake.
Biden drew criticism on his stand on national security policy from Bernie Sanders. He attacked him for giving his vote for authorizing the war in Iraq.
Other key discussions
Buttigieg stated in the debate that the Supreme Court is a personal thing for him. He said he would appoint the judges who have faith in reproductive freedom and reproductive rights.
Yang shared a personal story on disability. He stated, “Special needs children are going to become special needs adults in many cases.”
The other vital elements were discussed during the debate related to tuition help, electability accomplishments, immigration, leadership, and the existence of racism in Trump’s politics.