The Biggest Lines From the Democratic Debate

'Madame Secretary, that is a low blow'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 11, 2016 10:02 PM CST
The Biggest Lines From the Democratic Debate
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton faced off in a Democratic presidential debate Thursday in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.   (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton squared off once again Thursday in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for a Democratic presidential debate hosted by PBS. While they agreed to agree numerous times throughout the night, there were some points of contention on immigration, healthcare, and Henry Kissinger. Here are some of the biggest lines of the night: (Full transcript at the Washington Post)

  • Clinton: "Americans haven't had a raise in 15 years."
  • Sanders: "Secretary Clinton, you're not in the White House yet."
  • Clinton: "Before it was called ObamaCare, it was called HillaryCare."
  • Sanders: "I think a Sanders victory would be of some historical accomplishment, as well."
  • Clinton: "American Muslims are on the front-line of our defense…and they need to feel not just invited but welcomed within the American society."
  • Sanders: "At the end of my first term as president, we will not have more people in jail than any other country."
  • Clinton: "We should be deporting criminals, not hardworking families that are doing the best they can."
  • Sanders: "We have got to stand up to the Trumps of the world who are trying to divide us."
  • Clinton: "Hopefully after the 2016 elections, some of the Republicans will come to their senses."
  • Sanders: "I listened very closely to what President Bush and Vice President Cheney had to say, and I did not believe them." On voting against the Iraq War.
  • Clinton: "I know journalists have asked who you do listen to on foreign policy, and we have yet to know who that is."
  • Sanders: "Let's not insult the intelligence of the American people. People aren't dumb." On whether a President Clinton would be influenced by donations from Wall Street.
  • Clinton: "The kind of criticism we have heard from Sen. Sanders about our president, I expect from Republicans."
  • Sanders: "Madame Secretary, that is a low blow."
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