Eric Swalwell in June Democratic candidates debate in Miami FL


On Education: Next generation will solve college affordability problem

Mayor Pete BUTTIGIEG: There's something that doesn't get talked about. Yes, it needs to be more affordable to go to college. It also needs to be more affordable to not go to college. You should be able to live well, afford rent, be generous to your church and Little League, whether you went to college or not.

Rep. Eric SWALELL: You can't count on the people who have been in government for the last 30 years, who were around when this problem was created, to be the ones to solve it. It's going to be the next generation, the 40 million of us who can't start a family, can't take a good idea and start a business and can't buy our first home. This is the generation that's going to be able to solve student loan debt. This generation is ready to lead.

Source: June Democratic Primary debate (second night in Miami) Jun 27, 2019

On Foreign Policy: Break up with Russia and make up with NATO

Q: What will be your first act as president?

A: My first act in foreign policy, we're breaking up with Russia and making up with NATO.

Source: June Democratic Primary debate (second night in Miami) Jun 27, 2019

On Gun Control: Mandatory gun buy-back, but not pistols or rifles

Q: You have a unique position on gun reform. You're proposing that the government should buy back every assault weapon in America and it should be mandatory. How do you envision that working?

SWALWELL: Keep your pistols, keep your rifles, keep your shotguns, but we can take the most dangerous weapons from the most dangerous people. We have the NRA on the ropes, because of the moms, because of the Brady Group, because of March for our Lives. I'm the only candidate calling for a ban and buyback of every single assault weapon in America. I have seen the plans of the other candidates here. They would all leave 15 million assault weapons in our communities. I will approach this issue as a prosecutor. But also as a parent, of a generation who has seen thousands of black children killed in our streets. And a generation who goes to the theater and we actually look where the fire exits are. We don't have to live this way. We must be a country who loves our children more than we love our guns.

Source: June Democratic Primary debate (second night in Miami) Jun 27, 2019

On Health Care: We need a healthcare guarantee: if you're sick, you get seen

Kamala HARRIS: A parent who has seen their child has a temperature that is out of control takes the child to the E.R., knowing that if they walk through those doors, even though they have insurance, they will be out a $5,000 deductible.

Swalwell: I'm one of those parents. I was just in the emergency room. And I'm telling you we fight health insurance companies every single week. We have to have a health care guarantee. If you are sick, you're seen. And in America, you never go broke because of it.

Source: June Democratic Primary debate (second night in Miami) Jun 27, 2019

On Immigration: Families always belong together; don't cage children

Q: If someone is here without documents, and that is their only offense, is that person to be deported?

Swalwell: No. That person can contribute. This president, for immigrants, there's nothing he will not do to separate a family, cage a child, or erase their existence by weaponizing the census. There is nothing I will not do as president to reverse that and to make sure that families always belong together.

Source: June Democratic Primary debate (second night in Miami) Jun 27, 2019

On Principles & Values: Biden said 32 years ago "pass the torch" to new generation

We must always be a county where technology creates more jobs than it displaces. I was 6 years old when a presidential candidate came to the California Democratic Convention and said it's time to pass the torch to a new generation of Americans. That candidate was then-Senator Joe Biden. Joe Biden was right when he said it 32 years ago. He is still right today.

If we are going to solve the issues of automation, pass the torch. If we are going to solve the issues of climate chaos, pass the torch. If we're going to solve the issue of student loan debt, pass the torch. If we're going to end gun violence for families who are fearful of sending their kids to school, pass the torch.

Source: June Democratic Primary debate (second night in Miami) Jun 27, 2019

On Principles & Values: Democrats must look to the future, not the past

We can't be a forward-looking party if we look to the past. I'm a father of a 2-year-old and an infant. When I'm not changing diapers, I'm changing Washington. Most of the time, the diapers smell better. I have led the effort to elect the next generation of members of Congress. This is the generation that will end climate chaos. This is the generation that will solve student loan debt. This is the generation that will end gun violence. This generation demands bold solutions.
Source: June Democratic Primary debate (second night in Miami) Jun 27, 2019

The above quotations are from NBC News, "Decision 2020," the Democratic candidates debate,
live from the Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center in Miami, Florida, June 26-27, 2019..
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