In tonight’s Democratic Debate on NBC, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders spent the evening debating three primary points of contention: gun control, heath care, and Wall Street. Clinton hit Sanders hard on his record on health care and gun control while she defended her plan to reign in Wall Street. While Clinton and Sanders debated, Martin O’Malley seemed hard pressed to get any time from the moderators, NBC News’ Lester Holt and Andrea Mitchell.
Where Clinton was clearly strongest was foreign policy. As former Secretary of State, Clinton understands the ins and outs of the global conflicts, including the civil war in Syria and the rise of ISIS. All three candidates made solid points tonight, and it was great to hear a real debate of ideas! But Clinton appears to be the most informed candidate on a variety of issues with her strong background in heath care, foreign policy, gun control, women’s issues, and a number of other domestic issues.
The candidates will return to the campaign trail, as this was the last debate before the primaries begin with the Iowa caucus on February 1. The next debate is scheduled for February 11 on PBS. Tonight’s debate was co-sponsored by YouTube, and the full debate can be watched on YouTube below.
Tomorrow, Clinton will remain in South Carolina and celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the “King Day at the Dome”rally in Columbia. For all the latest, follow our revamped Scheduled Events page and follow Clinton on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.