Democratic debate: candidates round on Warren over healthcare – live

Twelve Democrats including Biden, Warren and Sanders face off in largest presidential primary debate in US history

Even Beto O’Rourke is going after Elizabeth Warren, which is interesting given that he is far less moderate than candidates like Pete Buttigieg or Amy Klobuchar.

The former Texas congressman said the Massachusetts senator was too focused on “being punitive”.

Beto O’Rourke also jabs Warren.

“Senator Warren is more focused on being punitive,” he says, “…instead of lifting people up.”

As the debate turns to wealth inequality Tom Steyer – the only billionaire on stage – finally gets his say.

He’s waited 40 minutes to get into the debate and uses it to hit out at the power of corporations. It’s met with mixed results:

Wow, thank you @TomSteyer — it is truly refreshing to hear a billionaire speak honestly about the way big corporations and the super-rich have gamed the system for people like yourself.

#DemDebate #DemocraticDebate

Shoutout to @TomSteyer for buying himself a spot in the Democratic primary when there is virtually no chance of him winning at all. Bold of him to so generously waste our time and his money.

Tom Steyer says corporations have bought government for 40 years, but he’s bought his way on to the stage tonight.

Was it worth it, Tom Steyer? For this?

Warren’s best line of night: Why do everyone else on stage think it more important to protect billionaires than to invest in Americans?

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