Elizabeth Warren fends off sharp attacks during debate

Sen. Warren had the most speaking time in last night’s debate, but not without some attacks from the other candidates. ABC News’ Rachel Scott reports.
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We begin with the Democrats who came out swinging last night. Giving senator Elizabeth Warren a taste of what it's like to be front runner it was the first debates has warned serves in the polls and she was forced to fend off sharp attacks in nearly every candidate on that stage especially regarding. For health care plan take a look at the speaking times last night senator Warren with five minutes more than her closest rival. Former vice presidential plight. ABC's Rachel Scott is in Ohio with the highlights Rachel good morning. Today Kenneth good morning to you yes our record breaking twelve candidates on a single staged sparring for three hours but I began by condemning president trunk but it quickly turned to a surging senator Elizabeth Warren. Who face fresh attacks from her democratic rivals. A rising senator Elizabeth Ward writing into the fourth democratic debate with a boost in the pool set down let's figure out now. Why it is that we. Digging heat from her democratic rivals if you are making Republican talking points right now in this room. The Massachusetts senator known for her sweeping plan I will not sign a bill into law. That does not lower costs for middle class families in criticized for refusing to acknowledge if her Medicare for all policy for. Would lead to tax increase to at least Bernie is being honest here and saying how he's gonna pay for this and that taxes are gonna go out a yes or no question and it didn't get a yes or no answer. Of the divide on health care centerstate time worn pushing back it's whenever someone hears the term. Medicare for all who want it. Understand what that really needs its Medicare for all who can afford it. But on the issue of impeachment could there was no debate. As as a former prosecutor I know confession when I see it he should be removed as president from calls for the Biden to be investigated. Former vice president Joseph Biden released questions about his son's foreign business dealings while he was vice President Bush soon. Did nothing wrong I carried out the policy of the United States government. In rooting out corruption in. You Ukraine. And senator Bernie Sanders stepping back into the ring after a recent heart attack. Making clear he's ready to cure Rihanna we are going to be mounting a vigorous campaign. All all book this country. A big moment also for Bernie Sanders able to announce the endorsement oval Alexandra oh Theo Cortez. I think close to the debate so even though this field of twelve was going to start to shrink. I think this that this debate showed that there are several candidates that could still break through we could be dealing with be larger than normal field. Maybe all the way through while. And it's not just representative of cost you Cortez backing Sanders represented L hunt Omar also announced she will be endorsing Sanders bid for the White House today Kenneth artery to Scott their live in Ohio think U.

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