2020-03-16 15:04:18

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor & Michael Eric Dyson Debate Sanders v Biden

Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders faced off in their first one-on-one debate Sunday night in the midst of an unprecedented national crisis, with 3,600 reported COVID-19 cases, 61 deaths so far, 33 states closing schools and mass shutdowns in major cities.

The rivals clashed on how to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, Medicare for All, the climate crisis, Joe Biden’s record and whether or not the U.S. needs a revolution.

Democracy Now! plays highlights from the debate and get responses from scholars Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and Michael Eric Dyson.

Taylor is an assistant professor of African-American studies at Princeton who has endorsed Sanders, and Dyson is a Georgetown University professor, political analyst, and author who has endorsed Biden.

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