Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders Face Off
Last night, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders went head-to-head in their first one-on-one debate in New Hampshire. The discussion covered everything from capital punishment to foreign policy. Moderators Rachel Maddow and Chuck Todd helped highlight the candidates’ major differences. Isabella Kulkarni brings us the highlights.
There were many heated moments during last night’s debate between democratic front-runners Sanders and Clinton.
CLINTON1 : Senator Sanders is the only person who I think would characterize me, a woman running to be the first woman president, as exemplifying the establishment. (00:10)
But aside from the candidates’ personal views, their political views on capital punishment also varied.
CLINTON2 : I do for very limited, particularly heinous crimes believe it is an appropriate punishment (00:10)
Crimes like domestic terrorism and international terrorism Clinton said. But while Sanders admits those crimes are heinous, he is still against capital punishment.
SANDERS1: But, I just don’t believe that government itself should be part of killing (00:05).
The moderator Chuck Todd stirred up the debate further by asking about Sanders’ qualifications on foreign policy.
TODD1: You know, Senator Sanders, nobody knows who your foreign policy advisers are. You haven’t given a major foreign policy speech. And it doesn’t sound like all the time that foreign policy is a priority. (00:09)
Sanders admitted it’s not his strongest point.
SANDERS2: But experience is not the only point—judgment is. (00:05)
But despite the candidates’ biting words earlier, they ended the debate quite agreeably. When asked to comment about Clinton’s email controversy, Sanders refused to play dirty.
SANDERS3: There’s a process under way. I will not politicize it. (00:04)
Clinton returned the favor later by endorsing Senator Sanders.
CLINTON 3: If I’m so fortunate as to be the nominee, the first person I will call to talk to about where we go and how we get it done will be Senator Sanders. (00:11)
Agree or disagree both candidates know the real game here is politics. The Hampshire primary will be held on Tuesday. Isabella Kulkarni, Columbia Radio News.