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The former Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid had some harsh words for his party’s presidential candidate, the rejection of some of its health and immigration policies are too extreme to resonate with voters in a General election.
Reid, during a recent interview with Vice, specifically at the goal of “Medicare for all” and calls of many candidates for the decriminalization of illegal crossing of the border. The blunt-talking, former Nevada senator suggested, all of the Democratic candidates on these issues faced difficulties.
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“People want a fair immigration system. You don’t want to have an open-door invitation for all to come at once,” Reid said in an interview with Vice. On the question of whether the support decriminalization could be said to be bad for the Democrats in the year 2020, Reid, “of course, it is.”
Reid accused Democrats of not having their priorities in the order in which choice to go.
“There’s so many more important things. The decriminalization of border crossings is not something that should be said at the top of the list”, he States that “it should be way, way down on the ground.”
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Reid has also argued that his party what to use it for wrong, when it comes to health care, by pushing for drastic new systems such as “Medicare for all”, instead of the conversion, the voters already.
“I think we should focus on improving ObamaCare,” he said, in reference to a point that the former Vice-President Joe Biden. “We can do – without selling something, that would be much more difficult.”
As in the case of immigration policy, the said of many of the 2020 candidates, Reid, “of course,” a platform of single-payer health care would be problematic for any candidacy in the next year.
“How are you going to pass it?” he asked himself.
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Sen Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is the most prominent supporters of “Medicare for all”,” but the policy has steadily increased the support won in the last few years, from the influence of the freshman members of Congress rich.
Reid does not support all of the candidates just yet, as he waits for the Nevada group meetings, the Feb expected to. 22, 2020, just a few weeks after the opening of the primary contests in Iowa and New Hampshire.