Martin O'Malley Responds After Democratic Debate

Fusion's Alicia Menendez gets this presidential candidate's reaction after the debate
3:42 | 12/20/15

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Transcript for Martin O'Malley Responds After Democratic Debate
I know I haven't asked you will on this case you're gonna see yourself so it's entering your performance morning. I thought that we did a I thought I did a very good job of laying out as best. The need for new leadership. That understands that we're all in this together look but I have to offer is very very different McDonald's all those off. Where did a critical juncture in our country's history we need a leader who could bring us together around the values and the American freedoms. That unite us and that's when I had the ability to do and I think I made a very strong case of that tonight ultimately it's up to the people to decide. We offer the people decide who's going to leave this vote. Course Watson also filing along hunt winner of big response saying this is a more assertive. More aggressive Martin O'Malley and we've seen in the previous debates what happened out there. Well they've only given a sports picks for crime. I mean there's never been a time when the Democratic Party activists such an undemocratic way to limit the number of debates. So I have an obligation as a candidate to draw the contrasts. I was able to do that tonight on gun control. Secretary Clinton and senator Sanders have a pretty checkered history of one thing I was disappointed we didn't talk more about was immigration. And comprehensive immigration reform. I put forward the most progressive plan for comprehensive immigration reform. Of any candidate in the race and as governor I passed marriage equality an excuse me a pass the DREAM Act. And I also passed driver's licenses for new American immigrants. Secretary Clinton and senator Sanders voted for the poison pill and actually killed comprehensive immigration reform. When we last had our best chance of past and 2007. I'm opposed to these massive and growing systems immigrant detention camps I think there are all. A Secretary Clinton senator Sanders. They did not speak up once Central American refugees coming here I did. So I hope we have a better debate about immigration systems disappointment that didn't come out tonight because that's what makes America right. Looking forward to seeing you January 11 and Taylor get a chance to talk about immigration and a round black for an. I am curious there was a moment where you'd certainly very sharp generational contrast when you have not done quite explicitly ask. It's inordinately. On the issues is that generational difference so sad. I think you see it in a number of places. Certainly am our view of the world and if you talk to young people under thirty the word foreign. It's almost an anti word there lexicon young people understand intuitively and at a very deep level. That is. That the wellness and the well being in the United States depends on the well being of other nations and another place we see hitter on issues like. Marriage equality or the dream. Issues that Secretary Clinton was very very late two. Are you this is where America's had. It's a much more connected much more compassionate. A much more generous place that understands are all in this together. One of the big issues that differentiates the generational perspective is on climate change. I'm the only one of the three candidates was put forward a plan to move us to a 100% clean electric grid by 2050. Senator Sanders Secretary Clinton. Their plans fall short simple we need to do for this plan. And I believe that is the new generational perspective as well it's it's a future with greater opportunity not laps but they're still trip not. And thinking that. You know we have to tread gingerly around big oil of the fossil fuel and industries now we actually have to do. His embrace the fact that clean energy future will create even more jobs and an off running. So those are a few. Thank you.

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