Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren got backup from Minnesota rival Amy Klobuchar during last night’s presidential debate in Des Moines — as Warren stood by her accusation that rival Bernie Sanders told her in 2018 that a woman couldn’t win the election. Sanders denies the allegation saying, “Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by three million votes. How could anybody in a million years not believe that a woman could become president of United States?” Audience members laughed and cheered when Warren responded, “Look at the men on this stage. Collectively they have lost 10 elections. The only people on this stage who have won every single election that they’ve been in are the women, Amy [Klobuchar] and me.” Klobuchar said, “I have won every race, every place, every time. I have won in the reddest of districts. I have won in the suburban areas, in the rural areas. I have brought people with me.”
Meanwhile President Trump, campaigning in neighboring Wisconsin, said he doesn’t believe Sanders said that a woman could not win the election: “It’s not the kind of thing Bernie would say.”
Presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar differed sharply with some Democratic rivals in the debate, saying although she would bring troops home from Afghanistan, “Iraq, right now, I would leave our troops there, despite the mess that has been created by Donald Trump.” Rival Bernie Sanders responded America’s infrastructure is crumbling and half the people are living paycheck to paycheck. “The American people are sick and tired of endless wars which have cost us trillions of dollars,” Sanders said.
Klobuchar in Tuesday night’s debate urged leaders of the Republican-controlled Senate to allow four witnesses Democrats have requested in the upcoming impeachment trial of President Trump. “If our Republican colleagues won’t allow those witnesses, they may as well give the president a crown and a scepter. They may as well make him king,” Klobuchar said.
The U-S House is expected to vote today on sending the impeachment articles to the Republican-controlled Senate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell indicates the trial itself would begin next Tuesday. President Trump in Wisconsin yesterday said the economy is booming so his opponents are saying, “We’re not going to win. Let’s impeach President Trump.”