Civil rights attorney and pain patient advocate Kate Nicholson said she was "thrilled" to see Democratic primary candidates talk about the opioid epidemic Tuesday night. "It matters because we do have a crisis," she said.
"We're invisible in this conversation," tweeted Charlotte Clymer, a press secretary at the Human Rights Campaign.
Gabbard took to Twitter later Tuesday evening—and again Wednesday morning—claiming that CNN had interrupted her line of questioning toward Warren as a protective gesture.
"It's not an exaggeration to say women will die because these Republican legislatures in these various states... are telling women what to do with their bodies," Sen. Kamala Harris said.
Several candidates publicly complained about the choice of topics following the fourth Democratic debate.
Some of the candidates dominated the field, while others floundered on a crowded debate stage.
So in Tuesday night's debate when she stuckto her line that overall costs would go down, other candidates answered for her. Pete Buttigieg said it. Amy Klobuchar said it. Beto O'Rourke said it. Even Bernie Sanders said it.
Only eight of the 19 Democratic presidential candidates have qualified for the November debate.
"Respectfully congresswoman, I think that is dead wrong," Buttigieg said to Gabbard. "We can end this war without embracing Donald Trump's policies."
"The difference between a plan and a pipe dream is something you can actually get done. And we can get this public option done," Klobuchar said.
"That's not just an allegation," Bakari Sellers said. "I firmly believe that Tulsi Gabbard stands on that stage and is the antithesis to what the other 11 individuals stand for."
"I just hope tonight, I can be worthy of your trust," Steyer said in a video he tweeted hours before his first Democratic debate.
Warren is surging while Sanders suffered a heart attack two weeks ago that has left his supporters wondering if he can keep up his rigorous campaigning for the Democratic nomination.
The dozen candidates in the showdown Tuesday include a newcomer to the 2020 Democratic debate stage.
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"This president is not just a politician, he is a phenomenon," Williamson said. "The Democrats are sharpening their knives, he will be bringing a gun to this battle."
Shapiro agreed with Biden that the U.S. health care system is one of the finest in the world and said if car accidents and suicides were moved then Americans have far higher life expectancy.
"We don't put a lot of weight in those kind of polls," Lara Trump said, speaking for the Trump campaign.
"Hell, yes, we're going to take your AR-15, your AK-47," O'Rourke said during the Democratic presidential debate.
Thursday's boring, old-time politician tone was painful to sit through. Remember the exciting, unpredictable, entertaining Republican debates of 2015-2016?
The former California Congressional candidate wants to draw more young people and people of color into the Republican Party with an anti-socialist message.
The New Jersey senator promised to tackle racism in all forms during the 2020 democratic debate.
During the Democratic Party's 2020 debate, Beto O'Rourke accused President Donald Trump of being a white supremacist.
The trio only won by default; there were no huge, stand out moments other than Yang promising to give $1,000 a month to 10 families for the next year.
"I know Madura. I confronted Madura," Biden said, after being asked how America can "repair the legacy of slavery."
Still reeling from the mass shootings in Odessa and El Paso, the former Texas Representative told the Democratic debate crowd he would go beyond optional buybacks.
"Let me tell you something, for a socialist you got a lot more confidence in corporate America than I do," Biden said directly to Sanders.