Baldwin, Vukmir clash during second of three U.S. Senate debates

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(WQOW) – On Saturday, the second of three U.S. Senate debates was set for Senator Tammy Baldwin and U.S. Senate Candidate Leah Vukmir. The debate lasted one hour, covering topics like health care, immigration, marijuana legalization, and climate change. The debate kicked off with health care.

“And then there’s pre-existing conditions,” said Senator Baldwin. “I will always fight for coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. And fight to make health care more affordable.”

Baldwin said Vukmir doesn’t support those with pre-existing conditions. Vukmir denied that statement.

Another hot topic on Saturday night, pertained to the new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Vukmir went after Baldwin and said she made up her mind on Kavanaugh before even meeting with the him. She also criticized Baldwin for saying she couldn’t set up a meeting with Kavanaugh.

“Are you that ineffective as a Senator that you could not get an opportunity to meet somebody that is going to be before you to confirm?” said Vukmir to Baldwin. “That is your job Senator Baldwin.”

Baldwin said she reached out seven times to meet with Justice Kavanaugh, but the White House denied her requests.

The debate was sponsored by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association.

Shannon Hoyt

Shannon Hoyt

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