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Bernie Sanders accuses Eric Swalwell of “age discrimination” for its “pass the torch” comments

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California Congressman Eric Swalwell weighs in on the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate.

Sen Bernie Sanders, I-VT., accused Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif, of “age discrimination” for his dig at the more experienced presidential candidate, to “the torch” to a younger generation of leaders.

The 38-year-old Congressman scored a memorable moment of Thursday’s Democratic primary debate, when he at the destination of the former President, Joe Biden, took, by the use of the 76-year-old leader’s own rhetoric against him.

“I was six years old, as a presidential candidate, the California joined the Democratic Convention and said:” it is time for the torch to a new generation of Americans.’ This candidate was then-said Biden, Senator Joe,” Swalwell. “Joe Biden was right 32 years ago and he is still right today.”

Swalwell later, the “pass the torch” – line to Sanders, in the discussion about climate change.

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After the debate, Sanders was asked about the “generations” argument, which is made by the people of Swalwell.

“I think this is a kind of age discrimination, to tell you the truth,” Sanders responds. “And I think what we are trying to do, and we all try to do is to end discrimination in this country, against women, against minorities, against the LGBT community, and I think age discrimination, as well.”

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He continued: “It plays old, no matter if you’re, you’re young, you’re black, you know, are, woman, man, you have to take a hard look at the candidates and what they stand for and what your balance sheet.”

Sanders not passed later to criticize that it is “right” candidate as “too young” and each should be judged on the “totality” of who you are.

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