Days after the third Democratic debate to shortlist the appropriate candidate for the 2020 presidential elections took place, Democratic hopeful Pete Buttigieg took a dig at Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who is also a Democratic presidential candidate.
Buttigieg accused Warren, who is now one of the top three preferences of Democratic voters, for being unclear about her health care plan. He said, “Sen. Warren is known for being straightforward and was extremely evasive when asked that question, and we’ve seen that repeatedly.”
It’s not the first time that Warren is being roasted for her policies. Previously, during the third Democratic debate that took place on September 12 at Texas Southern University in Houston, former Vice President Joe Biden engaged in strong controversial debate with Warren on her Medicare for All legislation, which was authored by Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Pete Buttigieg criticized Warren for not confirming about whether her plan would raise middle-class taxes as she had been lately seen to be avoiding healthcare related questions. When asked about middle-class tax increment during an appearance in a TV show, Warren chose to ignore the question and answered in an indirect way saying, “I accept your point and I believe in your point. Health care is a basic human right. We fight for basic human rights, and that’s Medicare for All. Everyone gets covered.”
As known, Pete Buttigieg, who emerged as one of the best performers during the first night of the Second Democratic debate, has been trying very hard to get his name under the top three liked preferences of the voters. By taking a jab at Warren for the healthcare policies, which basically have been formulated by Sanders, Buttigieg has been aiming for uplifting his position in the eyes of the voters.
“I think that if you are proud of your plan and it’s the right plan, you should defend it in straightforward terms,” Buttigieg continued. “And I think it’s puzzling that when everybody knows the answer to that question of whether her plan and Sen. Sanders’s plan will raise middle-class taxes is “yes”. Why you wouldn’t just say so, and then explain why you think that’s the better way forward?”
Pete Buttigieg’s detailed introduction of his “Medicare for All Who Want It” health care plan on Thursday, which stated that it was designed to expand coverage, lower costs and offer Medicare “for all who want it” further explained his clear intentions, following the 2020 elections.