Sanders Tells Delaney ‘You’re Wrong!’ That Medicare For All Is Political Suicide

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JULY 30: Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speak at the beginning of the Democratic Presidential Debate at the Fox Theatre July 30, 20... DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JULY 30: Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speak at the beginning of the Democratic Presidential Debate at the Fox Theatre July 30, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. 20 Democratic presidential candidates were split into two groups of 10 to take part in the debate sponsored by CNN held over two nights at Detroit’s Fox Theatre. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) MORE LESS

CNN’s Democratic debate kicked off Tuesday evening by focusing on health care, with a question to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) about his response to former Rep. John Delaney calling Medicare for All bad policy and political suicide.

“You’re wrong!” Sanders said, marking the first big applause line of the debate.

“Health care is a human right, not a privilege. I believe that. I will fight for that,” Sanders said. 

Delaney countered that he’s “right about this.”

We don’t have to go around and be the party of subtraction and telling half the country with private health insurance their health insurance is illegal,” Delaney said. 

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