<pre><pre>De Blasio hits O & # 39; Rourke against the airport worker strike and Ryan says he's right about the Taliban in debate

The mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, kept the heat on the former Texas Rep. Beto O & # 39; Rourke Thursday afternoon at a strike in Miami, Florida.


They had collided the night before in the debate on the private health insurance issue after R & Rourke said it should not be eliminated. The Blasio intervened to say that private insurance & # 39; not working & # 39; and argued for a single payment system.

In an air strike, De Blasio attacked R & r again, after telling the assembled press that he believed: & # 39; this should be the party of the working people. & # 39;

& # 39; I disagree with Congressman O & # 39; Rourke, because I did not hear him acknowledge that the current private health care system, the current private insurance system, tens of millions of Americans fall short of, & # 39 ;, he claimed. & # 39; To be on the side of working people, you must start by being honest with them. & # 39;

Congressman from Ohio Tim Ryan also attempted to litigate a debate dispute at the strike. He claimed that he was right; to blame the Taliban for the 9/11 terrorist attack during a fight with Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.


The two candidates took part in a lunch protest at the American Airlines departure terminal at Miami International Airport before leaving the city.

De Blasio billed the event as a rally in a recommendation before the organizers allowed the failure of Eulin contractors to be announced publicly.

Eulin contractors at four major airports in Washington, D.C., Miami, Fort Lauderdale and New York City took part in a 24-hour walk to focus attention on working conditions. They claim that Eulin is spending hours off to meet legal requirements such as healthcare and sick days.

Worker abuse goes beyond that, said airport workers, organized by a chapter of SEIU, during the event. They say the company is abusing American immigrants.

& # 39; We get nothing. We have no sick leave …. We have no break room. So it's basically anyone sitting outside in the sun & # 39 ;, one of the main organizers, Sandra Smith, told

She said: & # 39; We don't have good work equipment … droppings, vomit, everything dirty. & # 39;


New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker spoke early Thursday morning with employees, prior to a flight back to Washington for senate votes, and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren met employees, according to 32BJ SEIU Florida director Helene O & Brien.

Smith said she likes & # 39; had seen more Democratic candidates in the strike.

& # 39; But who can come, I appreciate that they come and show their support for us. I'm so glad they came to us, & she said.

R & r and other candidates visited Homestead, a migrant detention facility for young people on Thursday. It is a must-stop location and litmus test for candidates who want to prove that they stand for more humane treatment of children from illegal immigration.


Ryan immediately said to cameras & # 39; s: & # 39; I am in solidarity with each of you … I just want to tell everyone in the camera, I am one hundred percent with these employees. & # 39;

He added: & # 39; And I may be from Ohio, but this is the coalition of workers who must take over the agenda in the United States of America. & # 39;

During the debate on Wednesday evening, he rebuked fellow Democrats for a perception that their coastal elites no longer have contact with workers.

& # 39; We have a perception problem with the Democratic party, & # 39; he said. & # 39; We do not connect with the working class in the states I represent, in Ohio, in the industrial Mid-West. We have lost all connection. & # 39;

He told after the event that he was talking about employees like that during the afternoon rally.


& # 39; This is the forgotten worker I was talking about last night, and they are white, and they are black and they are brown, and they are immigrants in the United States, & # 39; he said. & # 39; This is the coalition that I am going to build to win these elections and reset the agenda in Washington, D.C. Period. This is it here. & # 39;

Ryan had said in his comments that he was delivering in English and an organizer who translated into Spanish: & My great-grandfather was Italian and emigrated to this country for work. And many people were killed and abused in the steel mills.

& # 39; And they treated their workers like an ***. And so my over over grandparents started fighting for the unions in the United States of America. And we're going to finish the trade union movement, which starts here at Miami airport. & # 39;

He said he joined forces with the Blasio to deliver a message to the event.

& # 39; I want you to know that the mayor and I, we see you, we hear you. You are our agenda. You are not on our agenda. You are our agenda, & he said.


& # 39; And so give them hell, know that there are people campaigning for the highest office in the country that the union movement finds the backbone of the United States of America, and we won't be happy until every individual worker in the United States has one word: dignity. & # 39;

Ryan swept away a debate blunder that gave the impression that he did not understand the difference between two terrorist groups operating separately in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Gabbard, a veteran, said: "We cannot prevent US troops from being deployed to Afghanistan, thinking that we will somehow squash this Taliban that has been there, that every other country that has tried failed. & # 39;

Ryan replied: & # 39; I am not saying that they must be rolled flat. When we were not there, they started flying planes to our buildings. So I'm just saying now, we have to … & # 39;

Before he could finish, Gabbard said to him: & # 39; The Taliban did not attack us on 9/11. Al Qaeda did it. & # 39;

Ryan said he knew that, but Gabbard repeated himself, which led to a striking moment for himself.

& # 39; That's why I and so many other people joined the army to follow Al Qaeda. Not the Taliban, she claimed curtly.

He told at the airport that he did not swap the terror groups & # 39; and that he was right & # 39; & # 39; to the point that he tried to make in the discussion.

& # 39; No, I didn't. No, I didn't, & he insisted. & # 39; She was talking about the Taliban in Afghanistan. And my point was that the Taliban protected Al Qaeda in that region because we were not there and no one else was there.

He continued: And that is where the Taliban have provided protection for Al Qaeda in that region. She went back and I said: I am talking about Al Qaeda on the planes, but the Taliban have protected them. So I was very clear, but we were talking about the Taliban in Afghanistan. & # 39;


Ryan said he would be expressed and the argument would not cost him valuable support in the race.

& # 39; No, I don't think so at all. I think I am clearly on the right side of this problem. We know the Taliban protected Al Qaeda, and that's how they organized 9/11. Period. And we can't afford this to happen again, & he said.

The Blasio, on the other hand, was still hanging from his fight with O & # 39; Rourke.

& # 39; Once this process is over, we'd better take a nominee that people believe is really on their side and stand up for people, not a nominee we don't even know where they stand & he told reporters after he & # 39; d targeted union workers.

He said Democrats waged an intense, intra-party fight over the direction of the party.


& # 39; And part of the reason you saw real differences last night is because we didn't decide who we are as Democrats, & # 39; he argued. & # 39; I have a very simple idea – this should be the party of working people – and that's what I'm talking about, wherever we go. & # 39;

He said he & # 39; proud & # 39; was on its execution: & # 39; I gave people a very clear understanding of my values ​​and I am ready to fight for them. & # 39;

Regarding a dispute that struck home and brought him new criticism from the New York Police Department union chief, the Blasio said it was & # 39; ridiculous & # 39; was for his archenemy to attack him because he had said during the debate that he should have a conversation about law enforcement abuse with his black son.

& # 39; We have been on this road, & # 39; he said. & # 39; Tens of millions of American parents had exactly the same conversation with their children as I had. Tens of millions. & # 39;

He argued: & # 39; I'm not surprised that that person still wants to divide us. I'm talking about how we can overcome our past and bring us together. & # 39;


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