Best Lines of the Democratic Debate in Miami
Democratic hopefuls are battling it out in the Sunshine State.
The two Democratic hopefuls are offering their final pitches to Florida voters before they hit the polls next Tuesday.
Here are the best lines of tonight's debate hosted by Univision and the Washington Post:
ON THE MICHIGAN PRIMARIES
CLINTON: “I was pleased that I got 100,000 more votes last night than my opponent and more delegates. So this is a marathon, and it's a marathon that can only be carried out by the kind of inclusive campaign that I'm running."
“It was a very close race. We've had some of those. I've won some. I've lost some,” she added.
SANDERS: “We have come a long way in 10 months.”
“I believe that our message of the need for people to stand up and tell corporate America and Wall Street that they cannot have it all is resonating across this country.”
ON HILLARY CLINTON’S EMAIL CONTROVERSY
CLINTON: “There's a lot of questions in there. And I'm going to give the same answer I've been giving for many months.”
When asked by Univision’s Jorge Ramos whether she would drop out of the race if she were indicted, Clinton fired back: “Oh, that's not going to happen. I'm not even answering that question.”
ON DONALD TRUMP
CLINTON: “I called him out when he was calling Mexicans rapists, when he was engaging in rhetoric that I found deeply offensive. I said, ‘Basta [enough].”
SANDERS: “I think that the American people are never going to elect a president who insults Mexicans, who insults Muslims, who insults women, who insults African-Americans and let us not forget that several years ago, Trump was in the middle of the so-called birther movement trying to delegitimize the president of the United States of America.
“My dad was born in Poland. I know a little bit about the immigrant experience. Nobody has ever asked me for my birth certificate. Maybe it has something to do with the color of my skin,” the Vermont senator added.
ON BERNIE SANDERS’ FLIP-FLOPPING ON IMMIGRATION
SANDERS: “What I believe right now is not only that we need comprehensive immigration reform. If the Congress does not do its job, as president of the United States I will use the executive powers of that office to do what has to be done to do what President Obama did and expand on that.”
ON DEPORTING UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS
CLINTON: “I will not deport children. I would not deport children. I do not want to deport family members, either. I want to prioritize who would be deported: violent criminals, people planning terrorist attacks, anybody who threatens us.”
SANDERS: “I will not deport children from the United States of America.”
“I can make that promise,” Sanders repeated.
SANDERS vs. CLINTON’S RECORD
SANDERS: “I will stand -- my career, political career fighting for workers, fighting for the poorest people in this country. Madam Secretary, I will match my record against yours any day of the week.”
ON TRUMP’S WALL PROPOSAL
CLINTON: “He's talking about a very tall wall, a beautiful tall wall, the most beautiful tall wall, better than the Great Wall of China that would run the entire border, that he would somehow magically get the Mexican government to pay for, and, you know, it's just fantasy.”
ON CLINTON’S RELATIONSHIP WITH WALL STREET
SANDERS: “Secretary's words to Wall Street has really intimidated them, and that is why they have given her $15 million in campaign contributions.”
“Wait a minute. I just think it's worth pointing out that the leaders of the fossil fuel industry, the Koch brothers, have just paid to put up an ad praising senator Sanders,” Clinton interjected.