Democrats Pile On Warren at Debate

'At least Bernie's being honest'

October 16, 2019

Democratic candidates ripped into Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) at Tuesday's debate, attacking her for issues ranging from health care to not wanting Twitter to delete President Donald Trump's account.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.) and South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg (D.) blasted Warren for dodging questions on whether she would hike middle-class taxes to pay for Medicare for All.

Klobuchar suggested Warren was deliberately misleading voters at one point, saying, "at least Bernie [Sanders] is being honest here" about raising taxes to pay for a single-payer system. She also called Medicare for All a "pipe dream."

Entrepreneur Andrew Yang criticized her stance on automation, while Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) insisted Warren join her in pressuring Twitter to banish President Trump from its platform.

Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke took aim at her proposed wealth tax, calling it "punitive" at a time when Americans need to stand unified. Former Vice President Joe Biden shouted that he helped whip votes for the creation of her Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D., Hawaii) was cut off by CNN for a commercial break when she began to ask Warren what made her qualified to lead the country's armed forces.

The increased attacks, 16 in all according to NBC News, came as Warren has ascended to frontrunner status with leads in early primary states, as well as some national polls.