Written by Tharushan Fernando
14 Oct, 2015 | 5:30 pm
Hilary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders have sparred over US involvement in the Middle-East, gun control and economic policy in the first Democratic presidential debate.
The two leading candidates were joined by former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee and former U.S. Senator James Webb of Virginia in the first of six scheduled debates in the race to be the party’s nominee in the November 2016 presidential election.
Clinton charged that Sanders was not strong enough when it comes to gun control and gun laws, which has become a controversial issue in the country following a the nations most recent shooting in Oregon., stating that her rival was not tough enough, referring to him voting in 2005 ,for a measure to give gun manufacturers immunity from lawsuits by shooting victims
Sanders attacked Hilary on her stand on Syria and about initiating a ‘no-fly’ zone over the war riddled nation but to Clinton’s defence on the issue of her controversial email practises as secretary of state, stating “”The American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails,”
Senator Sanders also spoke on a political revolution stating that “Congress does not regulate Wall Street, Wall street regulates Congress” and went on to defend his gun control record, and called for better mental health services, stricter background checks on gun purchasers and closing the loophole that exempts gun shows from background checks.
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