One of the major Democratic debates in reference to the 2020 Presidential race took place in Miami, Florida on Wednesday night. Out of the ten major Democratic hopefuls, who participated in the event, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren emerged as one of the greatest leaders to be in the spotlight.
The race to remove the existing US President from the White House has brought in competition amongst the Democratic leaders, who have been competing within the party as well as with the opposition.
The organized Democratic debate became a way to know the views of the hopeful leaders and their strategies. Warren along with her liberal views became the focus of interest for all in a two-hour long debate in Florida after it became a shouting battle as many tried to grab the limelight.
The candidates argued over healthcare and immigration issues that have been in controversies from a long time. Depicting the border crisis, and irregular healthcare facilities, the Democrats tried to bring the audience’s attention towards their views.
Warren called for structural changes in the government, economy and the country. She became one of the two candidates, to support the replacing of the private medical insurance with government-run healthcare. The aim was to bring in cost effective measures that could help even the weaker sections of the society. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio supported her.
Calling healthcare a basic human right, Warren criticized her rivals saying, “There are a lot of politicians who say, ‘oh, it’s just not possible’… what they’re really telling you is, they just won’t fight for it.” Showing her dedication she added, “I will fight for basic human rights.”
While in the debate, the former San Antonia Mayor Julian Castro became famous for his battering of Beto O’Rourke, who is also competing in the race, on the matter of immigration policies. The act became a clear win-win situation for Castro in the debate.
New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, another Democratic hopeful, participated actively in the debate. He had the most talking time throughout however, when asked about signing back on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Booker remained the only candidate who did not raise his hand.
Other Democrats including former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders will become a part of debate on Thursday night. Biden is the front-runner amongst the Democratic hopefuls, while Sanders has promised to bring a “revolution”, including free healthcare for all and paying off America’s $1.6tn student debt.
South-bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Senator Kamala Harris were also closely watched during the Democratic debate. There has been a strong competition between the hopeful candidates. The results for the Democratic nominee for the upcoming presidential elections are set to be declared at the party convention in July 2020.