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Wed Jul 31, 2019, 05:23 AM

Democratic Debate 2019: Top takeaways from Beto O'Rourke's presidential debate performance

O'Rourke's opening pitch

In his opening statement, O'Rourke said "this moment will define us forever."

"I believe that in this test, America will be redeemed," he continued. "In the face of cruelty, and fear from a lawless president we will choose to be the nation that stands up for the human rights of everyone, for the rule of law of everyone and a democracy that serves everyone. Whatever our differences we know that before we are anything else we are Americans first."

O'Rourke on health care

O'Rourke said he wouldn't support middle-class Americans paying more taxes to ensure everyone is guaranteed "world class healthcare."

"I think we're being offered a false choice," O'Rourke said. "Some who want to improve the affordable care act at the margins and other who want a Medicare for All program that will force people off of private insurance."

He advocated a plan called "Medicare for America."

Read more: https://www.caller.com/story/news/politics/2019/07/30/democratic-debate-2019-top-takeaways-beto-orourkes-performance/1852574001
(Corpus Christi Caller-Times)

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