Boxer Fiorina Debate

September 2, 2010 by USA Post 

Boxer Fiorina Debate, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Cal.) and Republican Carly Fiorina met in their first debate on Wednesday night in his tough battle for state seat in the Senate. From the start, aggressively attacked the two records together with economic themes running throughout the debate. Some of the sharpest exchanges of information issues as climate change and working across the aisle, and the moderator repeatedly pressed the candidates to answer questions when they avoided doing so. Some highlights:

IMMIGRATION: Fiorina came out and said she supports the DREAM Act that would give illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. by their parents and have lived in the U.S. most of his life with a path to legalization and the opportunity to pursue higher education. “I do not think we can punish children who through no fault of their own, are here living the American dream,” Fiorina said, adding that he opposes “amnesty” for illegal immigrants. Boxer called for comprehensive immigration reform, saying that Fiorina called the legislation a “distraction.” He added that the DREAM Act is part of a comprehensive reform.

GAY RIGHTS Fiorina said that marriage is “between a man and a woman, but supports civil unions for same-sex couples. President Obama cited his opposition to marriage equality, saying: “I’ve embraced the position is always consistent with that of our President and a majority of senators in the U.S. Senate.” She also said she supports the repeal of Do not Ask, Do not Tell. Boxer said that marriage equality is necessary for equal rights for gays and lsbns.

ABORTION: The moderator pressed Fiorina on whether or not Roe v. Wade should be overturned, and Fiorina tried to avoid the issue, saying: “If I had an opportunity, not a topic I’m running, and the reason that I know I’m a firm believer in states rights. “In a radio interview in January 2010, Fiorina said she would” absolutely “vote to override the Supreme Court case giving women the right to choose.

Partisanship: Boxer asked about a time when it disagreed strongly with President Obama and fixed. The senator said he was a co-sponsor of 500 bills a Republican. He also said that President Obama needs an exit strategy in Afghanistan and asked to nominate Elizabeth Warren “now” to oversee the new federal agency for consumer protection. Fiorina Boxer hit for his “bitter partisanship”, saying that she was unable to move a bill through its climate for the Environment and Public Works.

CLIMATE CHANGE: Fiorina initially avoided answering a reporter’s question about his position on Proposition 23, a measure to dismantle the law on climate change in California until the state unemployment rate remains at or below 5.5 percent over a year. ” When pressed, Fiorina said she still has not taken a position. Boxer replied: “Well, if you can not take a position on Proposition 23 did not know what you’re going to take a position on.” He said the overturning of California clean energy policies will take jobs outside the United States.

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