Rep. Tulsi Gabbard accused Sen. Kamala Harris's "lies and smears and innuendos" during a fiery exchange during Wednesday night's main debate, saying Harris' presidency was more than "the status quo." , D-Hawaii, was asked about his attack last month on Hillary Clinton – the former secretary of state suggested in an interview that Gabbard was a "favorite of the Russians."
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"Our Democratic Party is not or of the people," said Gabbard, who broke into the Democratic establishment. "I am running for president to be a Democratic nominee who has rebuilt our Democratic Party, and is taking it out of their hands and truly putting it in the hands of the people of this country."
He adds, "And puts it," and puts it in the hands of veterans and fellow Americans who are preparing for ending Bush-Clinton-Trump foreign policy doctrine. "
Harris, D-Calif., Fired, blasted Gabbard for years during the Obama administration criticizing his.
" You spent four years, all the time, on Fox News criticizing President Obama, "Harris returned, adding that he spent" the course of this campaign criticizing the Democratic Party. "
" What we need in November is someone at this stage who has winning, someone with the ability to go with Donald Trump, and someone with the ability to rebuild the Obama coalition and restore the country, "said Harris.
But Gabbard fell. " The Senator Harris does, unfortunately, keep up the traffic in lies and smears and innuendos because he does not challenge the substance of the argument I make, "Gabbard said." Which suggests to me that he, as president , will continue the status qu or. "
Harris was the last word in the interchange, saying he believed that" what our country needs today is a nominee who can speak to all people, "and" a person who is capable Unite the country and win the election. "
Wednesday night was not the first time Gabbard and Harris walked the campaign path.
During a major Democratic debate in July, Gabbard attacked Harris on his prosecutorial record while serving as attorney general in California, and in his health care plan.