At CNN’s town hall, Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris says she’d end private insurance to make Medicare for all happen

Last night, CNN’s Jake Tapper moderated a town hall in Iowa with California Senator Kamala Harris, who recently announced she’s running for President.

The questions from the audience members addressed everything you’d expect – medicare for all, immigration, guns, #MeToo and why she’s the best person to take on President Trump in 2020.

On guns, Harris says, “You can be in favor of the Second Amendment and also understand that there is no reason in a civil society that we have assault weapons around communities that can kill babies and police officers.”

On insurance, she’s taking it even further than Barack Obama did in 2008 by backing “Medicare-for-all” single payer health insurance and doing away with private insurance to make sure it happens.

When asked about racism in America, Harris responded, “The vast majority of us have so much more in common than what separates us and we need leadership in this country that recognizes that and understands that.”

And on funding for the border wall? “I’m not going to vote for a wall under any circumstances.” She also called it a “medieval vanity project.”

 

 

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