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MIAMI-democratic presidential candidate Eric Swalwell, one of the youngest candidates in the 2020-field, took a direct swipe at Joe Biden’s age Thursday during the debate she called on the former Vice-President, “the torch” to a new generation of leaders.
The 38-year-old democratic Congressman from California, responds to a question on jobs in the 21st century, as he took the first shot on the primary front-runner.
“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 went on the list of hot-button issues such as gun violence, climate and student loan debt, and said, “if we solve the” problems, “the torch to pass on.”
He followed up with a tweet:
Biden, who is 76, let the Swalwell end, but fired again with a grin: “I’m still holding on to the torch. I want you.”
“We need to make sure that everyone is ready to get an education. That is why I suggest focusing on schools that are in need, that is why I propose a tripling of the amount of money we spend, for title I schools, which is why I for…universal pre-K, which is the reason why every single person who needs something beyond high school, and we should be able to get that education,” said Biden.
Biden put forward proposals such as “free community college”, and the freezing of the interest on the student loan debt for persons less than $25,000 per year.
“We can’t said to people in a position where you are not able to move on,” Biden. “There is a lot we can do, but we must continue to accessible education for all, so that everyone can compete in the 21st century. We do not now.”
Sen Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Biden, who said he is also part of this generation defended.
Biden is not the oldest in the pack. Sanders is 77 and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., 69.
Trump should be re-elected, he would be 74 on Jan. 20, 2021—The Day Of The Inauguration Of The President.