Recap: Night 2 Of The Democratic Primary Debate In 100 Words (And 7 Videos)

June 28, 2019

Updated at 12:21 a.m. ET

California Sen. Kamala Harris swung at Joe Biden for working with segregationists and opposing busing legislation. “I was that child” who helped integrate her California school, she told the former vice president. Biden struggled to respond, zeroing in on President Trump throughout the night instead. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders admitted “Medicare-for-all” would raise middle-class taxes but said it would lower health care costs. South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg invoked his faith as one reason Republicans are wrong on family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border. And all the candidates said their health care proposals would give care to undocumented immigrants.


7 Highlights, In Video

Harris, the only black candidate onstage, went after Biden on his civil rights record while telling her own personal story.

Biden responded and said Harris mischaracterized his record.

As the crowded debate stage got too unwieldy, Harris said America doesn’t want a “food fight.”

Buttigieg argued that Republicans who invoke their faith are being hypocritical when it comes to the crisis at the border.

Sanders defended his democratic socialist beliefs.

Sanders spoke about his tax and health care plans.

And California Rep. Eric Swalwell tried to get in a dig at Biden’s age.

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