By Daily Caller. Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren was the only 2020 primary candidate at CNN’s Tuesday night debate who supported a full withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from the Middle East.
“I think we need to get our combat troops out,” Warren told moderator Wolf Blitzer when asked if the U.S. should withdraw from the region. “We have to stop this mindset that we can do everything with combat troops.”
“Our military is the finest military on Earth. And they will take any sacrifice we ask them to take, but we should stop asking our military to solve problems that cannot be solved militarily.”
“Our keeping combat troops there is not helping,” she continued. “We need to work with our allies. We need to use our economic tools. We need to use our diplomatic tools.”
Warren criticized some of her fellow candidates, and South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham in particular, for talking about “leaving troops there for a hundred more years.” (Read more from “Only One Democrat at the Debate Said They Would Pull All U.S. Troops out of the Middle East” HERE)
Feisty Sanders Clashes With Biden, Warren – and the Moderators – at Last-Chance Iowa Debate
By Fox News. The final Democratic presidential debate before the pivotal Feb. 3 Iowa caucuses erupted Tuesday night, as Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren sparred over the disputed reports that Sanders had privately told Warren in December 2018 that a woman could not realistically become president.
“Well as a matter of fact I didn’t say it,” Sanders insisted, when one of the debate’s moderators asserted the conversation had occurred.
“That is correct,” he flatly said later, when asked whether he was still unequivocally denying that the conversation took place. Bizarrely, one of the CNN debate’s moderators then immediately and matter-of-factly asked Warren, “What did you think when Sen. Sanders told you a woman could not win the election?”
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 15, 2020
That prompted laughter in the debate hall, and a bewildered chuckle from Sanders. Some commentators have suggested the disputed reports of Warren and Sanders’ alleged 2018 conversation, which cited sources who were not present for Sanders’ alleged remarks, were a leak from the Warren campaign intended to blunt Sanders’ surge in recent polls.
(Read more from “Feisty Sanders Clashes With Biden, Warren – and the Moderators – at Last-Chance Iowa Debate” HERE)