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The Top Moments from the Las Vegas Democratic Debate | NBC New York

The Top Moments from the Las Vegas Democratic Debate | NBC New York
I'd like to talk about who we're running against a billionaire who calls women fat broads and horse-faced lesbians and no I'm not talking about Donald Trump I'm talking about Mayor Bloomberg Democrats are not going to win if we have a nominee who has a history of hiding his tax returns of harassing women and of supporting racist policies like redlining and stop and frisk look I'll support whoever the

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just substitute one arrogant billionaire for another this country has worked for the rich for a long time and left everyone else in the dirt it is time to have a president who will be on the side of working families and be willing to get out there and fight for them that is why I am in this race and that is how I will beat Donald Trump yes we've got to wake up as a party we could wake up two weeks from today the day after Super Tuesday and the only candidates left standing will be Bernie
Sanders in Mike Bloomberg the two most polarizing figures on this stage and most Americans don't see where they fit if they've got to choose between a socialist who thinks that capitalism is the root of all evil and a billionaire who thinks that money ought to be the root of all power let's put forward somebody who actually lives and works in a middle-class neighborhood in an industrial Midwestern city let's put forward somebody who's actually a Democrat look we
shouldn't have to choose between one candidate who wants to burn this party down and another candidate who wants to buy this party out what we can do better but we need to get everybody's health care plan out here marabou de jedge really has a slogan that was thought up by his consultants to paper over a thin version of a plan that would leave millions of people unable to afford their health care it's not a plan it's a PowerPoint and Amy's plan is even less it's like a
post-it note insert plan here has started very much has a good start but instead of expanding and bringing in more people to help instead his campaign relentlessly attacks everyone who asks a question or tries to fill in details about how to actually make this work and then his own advisors say it probably won't happen anyway look healthcare is a crisis in this country we need my approach to this is we need as much help for as many people as quickly as possible and bring in as many
supporters as we can and if we don't get it all the first time take the win and come back into the fight to ask I promised several former employees have claimed that your company was a hostile workplace for women when you were confronted about it you admitted making sexually suggestive remarks saying quote that's the way I grew up in a lawsuit in the 1990s a quarter of in Washington Post one former female employee alleged that you said quote I would do you in a second should Democrats
expect better from their nominee let me let me say a couple things and if I can have my full minute in the quarter thank you I have no tolerance for the kind of behavior that the medial movement movement has exposed and anybody that does anything I'm wrong and our company we investigate it and if it's appropriate they're gone that day but let me tell you what I do in my company and my phone datian and in city government when I was there in my foundation the person that runs it's
a woman seventy percent of the people there are women in my company lots and lots of women have big responsibilities they have paid exactly the same as men and in my in City Hall the person that's the top person my deputy mayor was a woman and 40% of our commissioners were women I am very proud of the fact that about two weeks ago we were awarded we were voted the most that the best place to work second best place in America if that doesn't say something about our employees and how happy
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they are I don't know what does senator warrant even critical if they have little bit on this issue yes I have and I hope you've heard what his defense was I've been nice to some women the mayor has to stand on his record and what we need to know is exactly what's lurking out there he has gotten some number of women dozens who knows to sign non-disclosure agreements both for sexual harassment and for gender discrimination in the workplace so mr. mayor are you willing to release
all of those women from those non-disclosure agreements so we can hear their side of the story we have a very few non-disclosure agreements how many let me finish how many is there none of them accuse me of doing anything other than maybe they didn't like the joke I told and let me just put and let me play those would be agreements between two parties that wanted to keep it quiet and that's up to them they sign those agreements and we'll live with it so wait when you say a deception
just want to be clear some is how many and and when you and when you say they signed them and they wanted them if they wish now to speak out and tell their side of the story about what it is they allege that's now okay with you you're releasing them on television tonight senator son of the company and somebody else in this case the man or a woman or could be but more than that they decided when they made an agreement that they wanted to keep it quiet for everybody's interest they
signed the agreements and that's what we're going to know the question is bound by being muzzled by you and you could release them from that immediately because understand this is not just a question of the mayor's character this is also a question about electability we are not going to be Donald Trump with a man who has who knows how many non-disclosure agreements and the drip drip drip of stories of women saying they have been harassed and discriminated against it's too trivial
I actually didn't know how many members were in the the Knesset so yeah but you're staking your candidacy on your Washington experience you're on the committee that oversees border security you're on the committee that does trade you're literally in the part of the committee that's overseeing these things and we're not able to speak to literally the first thing about the politics of the country to ourselves are you trying to say that I'm dumb or are you mocking me
here people race for president if winning the race for Senate in Minnesota translated directly to becoming president I would have grown up under the presidency of Walter Mondale this is different and the reason that I think we need to talk about Washington experience is that we should ask what that experience has led to experiences and certainly tenure is not always the same thing as judgment we're going to talk about votes in the Senate in Washington let's run based on your record of
voting in Washington then you have to own those votes especially when it comes to immigration you voted to confirm the head of customs and border protection under Trump who is one of the architects of the family separation policy you voted to make English the national language you know the message that sends in as multilingual the state as Nevada to immigrants you have been unusual among Democrats I think the Democrat among all of the Senators running for president most likely to vote for Donald
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Trump's judges who we know are especially hostile to dreamers and to the rights of immigrants now in South Bend it was not always easy to stand up in a conservative place like Indiana on immigration but we delivered we created a municipal ID program so that dreamers and others who were undocumented were able to navigate everyday life we stood up for those rights and stood with members of our community with the message that they were as American as we are Allison you taught us I can see okay
a step is to pace tambien doesn't have a shot I wish everyone as was as perfect as you P but let me tell you what it's like to be in the arena and number one do the math if my friend Andrew yang was up here that's what he'd say in fact I have opposed and not supported two-thirds of the Trump judges so get your numbers right and I am in the top 10 to 15 of opposing them number two when it becomes comes to immigration reform the things that you are referring to that official that
you are referring to was supported by about half the Democrats including someone in this room and I will say this he was highly recommended by the Obama officials you know why because Trump had so few career people I did not one bit agree with these draconian policies to separate kids from their parents and in my first 100 days I would immediately change that and I would add one more thing I have been in the arena that Kennedy he had made a pretty big allegation against me again and I think I
should have a right to respond set you alone among the Democrats running for president no other debt is it true or is it false that no other Democrats are false you are comparing me to two colleagues up here on this stage and you are forgetting I would say anybody who ran for president the cycle senator finished since I've been in the arena Ted Kennedy asked me to work on the first immigration bill we were able with President Bush to at least get that bill to a vote I'm sorry but sinner
Sanders actually opposed that bill and I worked on it and if we had gotten that bill done there would have been a path to citizenship for so many people then I worked on the 2013 bill I'm actually so proud of the work I've done an immigration reform and you know what you have not been in the arena doing that work you've memorized a bunch of talking points and a bunch of things but I the people of this country want they want a leader that has the heart for the immigrants of this
country and that is me you know maybe leading a diverse city that was facing ruin doesn't sound like the arena to you I'm used to senators telling mayor's that senators are more important than mayor's but this is the arena - you don't have to be in Washington to matter you don't have to be on Capitol Hill guys guys we are at the end here we are at the end here I gotta let that one go you know when we talked about a corrupt political system bought by billionaires like mr.
Bloomberg it manifests itself in a tax code in which not only is Amazon and many are the major cooperation some owned by the wealthiest people in this country not paying a nickel in taxes we have the insane situation that billionaires today if you can believe it have an effective tax rate lower than the middle class so maybe just the tax code why are you complaining well write the code we did you and your kid not me you and your campaign contributions electing people who represent the wealthy
and the powerful those are the thermic rats thank you Wehling Republicans - okay at george w bush as well wonderful country we have the best known socialists in the country happens to be a millionaire with three houses what'd i miss here well you'll miss that I work in Washington house watch the first problem live in Burlington house - that's good and like thousands of other Vermonters I do have a summer camp forgive me for that where is your home which tax which tax haven new

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city thank you very much how you hate for my taxes and I'm happy to do it because I get something for it and let me say I thought that the senator next to me was half right I agree we should raise taxes on me I disagree with the senator on the wealth tax but I do agree with her that the rich aren't paying their fair share we should raise taxes on the rich I did that as mayor in New

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City I raise taxes and if you take a look at my plans the first thing I would do is try
to convince Congress because they've got to do what we can't just order it to roll back the tax cuts that they bought that the Trump administration put in with the through Congress I it's true that I was into Bernie before it was cool and the qualities I admired then are qualities I still respect a great deal I never said that I agree with every part of his policy views then or now but I appreciate that it at least he's straightforward and honest about him he's honest about
the fact that taxes will go up on anybody making more than twenty nine thousand dollars to fund his health care plan although again a little bit vague about how the rest about being out as the premiums should be eliminated but you're still raising those taxes in a way saving people money because they don't pay any premiums out-of-pocket expenses co-payments or deductibles they can be much better off but where's the other where is the other twenty five trillion dollars supposed to
come from there's some point you gotta do the member we got it all up there and internet it's a payroll payroll even after the payroll taxes because we have a wealth tax Elizabeth has a good one ours is a little bit tougher on mr. Bloomberg than hers we're gonna raise it in a progressive way which deals with income and wealth inequality and make certain finally that health care in this country is a human right not a privilege thank you for watching this video from NBC 4 New

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