Sanders and Clinton one-on-one debate 2


Sanders made it clear that he won’t attack Clinton on the Email issue.

“There’s a process underway. I will not politicize it,” Sanders said.

Instead Sanders stressed earlier about his experience in foreign affairs, emphasizing on his 2002 vote against the Iraq War as a proof that he could be trusted to make foreign policy decisions.

“Experience is not the only point. Judgment is. And once again, back in 2002 when we both looked at the same evidence about the wisdom of the war in Iraq, one of us voted the right way, and one of us didn’t,” Sanders stated, talking to Clinton.

Clinton voted in favor of the war, a vote that Sanders’s have been kicking against and using against her.

But Clinton hit-back by giving a counter-argument. She has apologized for the vote, but said that Sanders’s vote was not enough.

“We did differ. A vote in 2002 is not a plan to defeat ISIS” in the present day, Clinton said, using another name for the Islamic State.

Sanders, was asked to give an extensive details about his foreign policy. He said this would flow out of the experience of the Iraq War. “That lesson is … the United States cannot do it alone. We cannot be the policeman of the world” Sanders said. He added: “The key doctrine of the Sanders administration would be, no, we can’t continue to do it alone. We need to work in coalition.”The one-on-one debate and the stakes going into the New Hampshire primary might also explain the much more antagonistic tone both candidates seemed to be taking Thursday. Both candidates Clinton and Sanders raising their voices and appearing much more demonstrative than in previous debates.

Clinton defended her connections to Wall Street earlier in the debate, including her paid speeches to Wall Street firms, saying they were unfairly used against her to cast her as soft on financial regulation.