Elizabeth Warren in the heat of criticism in the debate of the American Democrats

Now placed at the top of the voting intentions, the Massachusetts senator has suffered attacks from rivals, particularly on her plan to nationalize the health sector.

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Democrat candidates Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren during the televised debate in Westerville, Ohio on October 15. SHANNON STAPLETON / REUTERS

The fourth debate bringing together twelve candidates for the Democratic nomination for the 2020 presidential election was the first major test for 78-year-old independent Senator Vermont Bernie Sanders since the heart attack that led to his brief hospitalization on 1 January.st October.

On the stage set by CNN and the New York Times In Ohio, a once-undecided state won largely by Donald Trump in 2016, the veteran who counts in the top three in terms of voting intentions has done more than just fit during a nearly three-hour, equally passionate marathon than before his health accident as soon as it was a question of social inequalities.

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His New Jersey colleague, Cory Booker, joked about his support for medical marijuana, and Bernie Sanders was quick to point out that he did not use it tonight. He answered questions about his health by making an appointment with his supporters for a big campaign rally in Queens, New York, where the youngest left-lover, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, could publicly bring her support. Bernie Sanders does not intend to give up for now despite this serious alert.

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Just over three months from the first scheduled Iowa consultations on February 3rd, Democrats faced a familiar dilemma. How to give an indispensable image of unity to gather voters in November 2020 while marking their differences? Donald Trump, as in the early debates, gave them the answer to the first challenge.

United front against Donald Trump

No voice was missing on the scene Tuesday to support the impeachment of the president by the House of Representatives where Democrats are in the majority.

The Ukrainian case, at the root of the proceedings, was triggered by a conversation between the US President and his counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25, during which Donald Trump had asked his interlocutor to investigate on the family of one of the Democratic candidates, former Vice President Joe Biden.

Not one of the Democratic opponents of the latter, too, has tried to take advantage of an embarrassing situation: the son of Joe Biden, Hunter, has indeed sat on the board of directors of a gas company while his father was at business in Washington. Interviewed, the former vice president of Barack Obama has kept from recognizing the slightest breach of ethics, nor the least " error Of judgment, which his son had yet recognized that very morning.


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