& # 39; Pass the torch! & # 39; Democrat Eric Swalwell, 38, tears in Joe Biden, 76, and demands that he keep the promise to transfer power to a new generation that he made THIRTY TWO years ago
- Californian congressman Eric Swalwell spoke about a speech that Joe Biden gave 32 years ago to persuade the elderly politician to leave the 2020 presidential race
- Swalwell told Biden, 76, that it is time for him to pass on the torch of leadership to a younger generation during the second night of the presidential debate.
- Markus emphasizes the age gap between the youngest and oldest candidates at the debate stage and said he was six when Biden gave the speech
- & # 39; He's right today. If we solve the problem, pass on the torch. If we're going to solve the climate chaos, you pass the torch, & he said
- Swalwell continued the stabbing attack and said: & # 39; If we want to put an end to gun violence and resolve student debt, pass the torch on & # 39;
- Turned to refer to Biden & # 39; s California Democratic Convention speech from 1987, in which the then senator quoted the inaugural speech of JFK
Californian congressman Eric Swalwell based himself on a speech that Joe Biden gave 32 years ago at a convention in his home state to induce the elderly politician to leave the 2020 presidential race.
Swalwell told Biden, 76, that it is time for him to pass on the torch of leadership to a younger generation.
With the age gap between the youngest and oldest candidates at the debate stage, Swalwell said he was six when Biden gave the speech at the California Convention.
& # 39; He's right today. If we solve the problem, pass on the torch. If we are going to solve the climate chaos, give the coverage. If we want to end the violence of weapons and resolve the guilt of students, pass the torch on, & he said.
Californian congressman Eric Swalwell based on a speech that Joe Biden delivered to his home state convention 32 years ago to induce the elderly politician to leave the presidential race
Biden smiled when Swalwell dropped the grenade at the first moments of the debate, chuckling as he did it.
& # 39; I still hold that torch, & # 39; he said.
Biden did not stop with the attack. He turned to the question, the ideological differences of the candidates.
& # 39; I want to make it clear. The fact is that we need to make sure that everyone is better prepared for training, "he said. & # 39; That is why I made proposals and focused on schools in need. I think we need the amount of money we spend triple for title one schools. & # 39;
Biden said: & # 39; We should have universal pre-k and think that every person who graduates from high school needs 65 out of 100 something that goes beyond high school and needs to be able to get that education to follow. That is why there should be a free community college, which should reduce half the costs of the university.
& # 39; We should be in a position where no one can repay a student debt when they get out, they earn less than $ 25,000 a year. Their debt is frozen and no interest until they get further. We cannot put people in a position where they cannot go further. & # 39;
Swalwell seemed to refer to Biden's speech in February 1987 during the California Democratic Convention. He spoke about the tumultuous period in America that consisted of his childhood and the quarter-century anniversary of JFK & # 39; s murder.
& # 39; It sounds truncated, but do you remember how you used to feel? Do you remember how you felt when you heard it, let the word go out from this time and place, that the torch has passed, passed on to a new generation of Americans? & # 39; said Biden.
Biden would announce his first presidential run months later, in June 1987. It ended abruptly that September after he admitted he was plagiarizing parts of speeches and newspapers.
Biden rightly quoted JFK & # 39; s inaugural speech when he referred to passing on the torch to a younger generation.
The deceased president said on the day he took office: & # 39; We must not forget today that we are the heirs of that first revolution.
& # 39; Let the word go out from this time and place, to friend and foe, that the torch has passed to a new generation of Americans, born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a harsh and bitter peace, proud of our "Old legacy, and unwilling to witness the slow undoing of these human rights to which this nation has always committed itself, and to which we are committed today and in the world," said Kennedy.
Other candidates did not pile on Swalwell & # 39; s argument, but the mayor of South Bend, Pete Buttigieg, who is 37, also invoked Biden's age as part of the argument for his own candidacy.
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