Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday the second Democratic presidential debate was a contest “between liberals and socialists,” rejecting the media’s portrayal of some of the candidates as moderates.
“The headlines across the country say that the story last night was that moderates in the Democratic Party were pushing back in the debate,” Mr. Pence told an audience of young conservatives in Washington. “You know, it’s pretty amazing what the media calls ‘moderates’ these days. Last night’s Democratic debate wasn’t between moderates and liberals; it was between liberals and socialists.”
The vice president said of the debate, “Before the night was over, all of the leading Democrats argued for decriminalizing illegal immigration, the Green New Deal, gun control, and abortion,” he said. “It really is remarkable to see leading Democrats openly advocating an economic system that has impoverished millions around the world and robbed the liberties of generations. That system is socialism.”
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