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Desperate Democrats

Jeff Katz
June 05, 2019 - 10:39 am

And so it begins. 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have already started attacking each other as the first debate looms just three weeks away.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg went after one another over former Sen. Al Franken’s (D-Minn.) resignation, with Buttigieg criticizing Gillibrand by saying he wouldn’t have pressured Franken to resign over sexual misconduct allegations based on what was known at the time.

Gillibrand was the first senator to call for Franken’s resignation last year, which drew criticism from other Democrats as well.

Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) have taken swipes at former Vice President Joe Biden over his willingness to attend big money fundraisers with Wall Street supporters. Warren also took a shot at Biden over his willingness to work with Republicans.

As of right now, Biden is the front-runner in the race, and Sanders and Warren are both desperate to catch him. The two senators are also battling each other to be the pick for progressive Democrats.

Even Democratic voters are meeting certain candidates with disdain. Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said that “socialism is not the answer” if the party wants to defeat President Trump at the Democratic Convention in California and was practically booed off the stage.

At the same event, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee then fired back at Hickenlooper, saying, “I’m a governor who doesn’t think we should be ashamed of our progressive values.”

It's happening folks. Sit back and grab your popcorn.