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Someone rushed the stage at #BigIdeas and taken the mic from @KamalaHarris’ hand — he is quickly apprehended and ushered offstage before much of anything.
Harris reenters to chants of “Kamala! Kamala!"
@KamalaHarris Harris won’t make the Obama mistake — asked about Medicare for all, she says the fear is losing your doctor.
“You shouldn’t assume that that’s going to happen, because it’s *very likely* you will keep your doctor,” she says. “Ain’t nobody trying to fight for their insurance co."
@KamalaHarris .@KamalaHarris gets a big cheer when she refers to the president as “her”-
“The president of the US has ...the powers that come with this (microphone) and when this thing is then in her hands it must be used in a way that is about elevating the public discourse"
.@JulianCastro a bit of a surprise at #BigIdeas — unveiling a new policy and bringing the crowd to its feet by saying the Charleston church shooter was apprehended w/out incident, but what about Eric Garner and Philando Castile and Tamir Rice and Stephon Clark...
@JulianCastro We’re going to #saytheirnames, @JulianCastro says, “how many of these videos do we have to have to understand that even though we have some great police officers, this is not a case of bad apples, the system is broken.”
Unveiling his plan Monday, he says.
Elements of his plan were holding police officers/depts “accountable” for excessive force, “demilitarize our police, stop selling them weapons of war,” end stop and frisk/racial profiling, pass a national use of force standard, and heal the divide between communities and police.
.@JulianCastro also getting a lot of applause for his answers on abortion rights and black maternal health at #BigIdeas. He said it’s ensuring “not just reproductive freedom but reproductive justice. … that you’re respected as a human being in the same way”
@JulianCastro Castro’s closer at #bigideas, asked about the significance of being the only Latinx candidate in this race
“I lost my voice in a bar in Reno,” says an audibly hoarse @amyklobuchar at the outset of #BigIdeas. “But I’m going to try my best here.”
Her big idea: Voting rights
Summary of the #BigIdeas at the MoveOn Forum:
Sanders: End endless war
Booker: Baby bonds
Warren: Gov't that works for the people
O'Rourke: Respect immigrants
Gillibrand: Paid family leave
Harris: Equal pay
Castro: End police brutality
Klobuchar: Voting rights/clean elections
“I raised $17,000 from ex-boyfriends. As my husband here has pointed out, that’s not an expanding base.”
--@amyklobuchar on fundraising for office from her humble beginnings
@amyklobuchar Klobuchar on Russian “meddling”:
“That is what I do when I call my daughter on a Saturday night and ask her what she’s doing, that is meddling. What Russia did is they invaded our election.”
Another @amyklobuchar quip that got a lot of applause, asked about children in poverty.
“Maybe a good start would be to get rid of Betsy Devos. (cheer) One might consider that an easy applause line.”
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