Horry County Democrats, Republicans react during night two of presidential debate

Local reaction on Dem Debate Night 2

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - Much like night one of the Democratic debate, Thursday’s edition focused on healthcare, education and immigration.

It’s expected millions of people across the nation turned on their TV’s to watch Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and seven other take the stage during night two of the Democratic presidential debate.

“It’s pretty exciting, we have a ton of great candidates,” said Don Kohn, the Horry County Democratic Party chairman.

The Horry County Democratic Party made sure they didn’t miss out on the action and listened closely as the moderators asked the candidates what they would do if they were to become the next president.

“Immediately on January 20, 2021, we cannot forget our DACA recipients so I’m going to start there,” said Sen. Kamala Harris.

Kohn says he has some questions for the candidates himself that have yet to be answered. “I’d like to see more of the national defense type of questions and international policy,” he said.

Along with the debate on education, two main topics stood out that were discussed.

“Equality,” Kohn said. “Whether you’re African-American, Latino or LGBT everybody should be treated the same. Healthcare is a big issue, it is a financial issue as well.”

Before the debate, WMBF News spoke with South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Drew McKissick, who says he doesn’t believe that the state will be turning blue anytime soon.

“As the Democrats take the stage again to discuss their radical socialist ideas, from abolishing ICE to increasing taxes and endorsing a government takeover of healthcare, it’s clear the people of South Carolina will not be supporting what the Democrats are selling,” said McKissick.

During the debate, Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke on his feelings regarding President Trump.

“The American people understand that Trump is a phony and he is a liar,” said Sanders.

McKissick believes otherwise and supports Trump’s run for a second term.

“Everybody in the party is supporting the president,” McKissick said. “He’s got overwhelming support and is being endorsed all across the country.”

The second Democratic primary debate will be held in Detroit July 30 and 31 and we’ll have the latest on that right here on WMBF News.

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