Nevada Caucus Speech Transcripts: Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar Speak After Nevada Results
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Diageo's San Antonio. And let me introduce to you the next first lady of the United States. You will be very proud of her as first lady. You know, based on what I have seen today in Texas, we were at El Paso. We are here now. Don't tell, don't tell anybody. I don't want to get them nervous. We are going to win the Democratic primary in Texas.

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And you know, you know, this is also important, the president gets very, very upset easily. So don't tell him that we're going to beat him here in Texas.

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And now I'm delighted to bring you some pretty good news.

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I think all of you know, we won the popular vote in Iowa. We won the New Hampshire primary. And according to three networks in the AP, we have now won that Abbado CAUCHON.

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Let me let me thank the people on the battle for their support. In Nevada, we have just put together a multi generational, multi rich racial coalition, which is going to not only win in Nevada, it's going to sweep this country. And in Nevada and in New Hampshire and Iowa, what we showed is that our volunteers are prepared to knock on hundreds and hundreds of thousands of doors. No campaign has a grass roots movement like we do, which is another reason why we're going to win this election.

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In the batter, I want to thank our rank and file union members. I want to thank make the road and all of the grassroots organizations that helped us win them. We are going to win here in Texas. We are going to. We are going to win across the country because the American people are sick and tired of a president who lies all of the time. They are sick and tired of a corrupt administration. They are sick and tired of a president who is undermining American democracy.

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Who thinks he is above the law? And who apparently has never read the constitution in this country. The American people are sick and tired of a government which is based on greed, corruption and lies.

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They want an administration which is based on the principles of justice.

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Economic justice. Social justice. Racial justice. And environmental justice. No. Trump and his friends think they are going to win this election. They think they're going to win this election by dividing our people up based on the color of their skin or where they were born or their religion. Or their sexual orientation. We are going to win because we are doing exactly the opposite. We're bringing our people together. We are bringing our people together, black and white and Latino, Native American, Asian American.

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Gay and straight. We are bringing our people together around an agenda that works for the working people of this country, not the one for. All over this country, workers are sick and tired of earning starvation wages.

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You can make it on nine bucks an hour or eleven bucks an hour or twelve bucks an hour.

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We are going to raise the federal minimum wage to fifteen bucks an hour. We are going to provide equal pay for equal work for women. We are going to make it easier for workers to join unions. We've got to create millions of good paying union jobs by rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure. And building the 10 million units of low income and affordable housing. This country desperately needs. We're going to win this election because we believe in a true case should. We are going to have high quality, affordable, universal child care.

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We are going to triple funding for low income Title 1 schools.

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And we need great teachers in this country. We need more Latino teachers. We need more African-American teachers. And because we know the vitally important work that teachers do, we're going to fight to make sure that no teacher in America earns less than $60000 a year.

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And because we believe in education, we believe that all of our people, regardless of their income, are entitled to a higher education. And that is why we're going to make public colleges and universities tuition free. We're going to cancel all student debt in this country. By imposing a modest tax on Wall Street speculation. Twelve years ago, we bailed out the crooks on Wall Street. Now it is their turn to help the working families in this country. And to Google, we are going to end the international embarrassment of the United States of America, a great country being the only major country on Earth, not to guarantee health care to all people.

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So let me be as clear as I can be. Health care is a human right, not a privilege. We are going to hand the absurd situation in which we now are spending twice as much per person on health care as the people of any other country. Yet eighty seven million of us are uninsured or underinsured. Thirty thousand die each year. And five hundred thousand people go bankrupt because of medically related debt. In America, you should not go bankrupt because you're struggling with cancer.

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The function of a rational and humane health care system is to guarantee health care to all not make a hundred billion in profits for the drug companies and the church.

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And we are going to take on the greed and corruption of the pharmaceutical industry.

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Under our administration, the American people will not pay, in some cases 10 times more for the same prescription drugs sold in Mexico, Canada or in Europe.

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And when we talk about the major crises facing this country, it is a sad state of affairs when we have a president of the United States who believes that climate change is a hoax. Well, the scientific community has a slight disagreement with Mr. Trump.

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They think that climate change is an existential threat to this planet and our administration believes in science. Not right wing extremism. And that is why together we are going to adopt the principles of the Green New Deal.

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Which creates up to 20 million good paying jobs as we transform our energy system away from fossil fuel. That energy efficiency and sustainable. Brothers and sisters, this is a moral issue. We must make sure that the planet we leave our children and grandchildren is a planet that is healthy and habitable. And when we talk about issues that must be dealt with, we in fact are going to reform a broken and racist criminal justice system.

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We do not want to continue a situation where we have more people in jail than any other country, including China, four times our size.

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And the people in jail are disproportionately African-American, Latino and Native American.

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And that is why we are going to invest in our young people, in jobs, in education.

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Not more jails and incarceration. That is why we are going to be in private prisons and detention to. That is why we are going to end the war on drugs and legalize marijuana in every single.

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Let me ask you a question. Let me ask you a serious question. How many people in this room tonight know somebody who was arrested for possession of marijuana?

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We are going to move forward to expunge the records of those arrested for possession of. And when we talk about broken and racist systems, we are going to bring about fundamental reform to our immigration system.

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I am the son of an immigrant. My father came to this country from Poland without a nickel in his pocket, couldn't speak a word of English, had very little education. I know something about the immigrant experience.

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Together, we are going to end the demonization of the undocumented in this country. On our first day in office through executive order. We rescind all of Trump's racist immigration.

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Exactly. On our first day in office through executive order, we restore the legal status of the 1.8 million young people and their parents eligible for.

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On our first day in office, we end a border policy, which today allows federal agents to grab babies from the arms of their mothers.

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And throw children into cages. That is not what America is about. And together, we will do what the American people have wanted to do for years, and that is pass comprehensive immigration reform and a path toward citizenship.

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Earlier today, Jane and I were in El Paso at the memorial at that terrible shooting, terrible shooting in El Paso at the Wal-Mart store there. And this is my promise to you. Our gun safety legislation, which the American people want because they are disgusted by the amount of gun violence and mass killings in this country. Our gun safety legislation will be written by the American people, not the NRA. We will have universal background checks. We will end the gun show loophole.

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And we will do what the American people want, and that is end the sale and distribution of assault weapons in this country.

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You know, I am a United States senator and I am on the floor of the Senate very often listening to speeches from Republican conservatives. And as you know, their mantra, what they talk about all the time is that they believe in small government. They believe in getting the government off the backs of the American people. And what I say tonight to those hypocrites.

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If you believe in getting the government off the backs of the American people, understand that it is women who have a right to control their own bodies, not to go.

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And my promise to you is that I will never nominate anybody to the Supreme Court or the federal bench who is not 100 percent pro Roe v Wade.

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We will codify Roe v. Wade. Put it into law. And we will significantly expand funding for Planned Parenthood. As a United States senator, I do understand the power of the corporate elite and the 1 percent.

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They have they have literally unlimited amounts of money. They have significant control over the media, over our economy and over the political life of this country. But at the end of the day, the 1 percent is 1 percent. No, I don't have a p_h_d_ in mathematics, but I do know that ninety nine percent is a heck of a lot bigger number than 1 percent.

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So what this campaign is about is understanding that if we do not allow Trump to divide us up by the color of our skin or where we were born or our religion or our sexual orientation, if we stand together, if we fight for an agenda that works for working families and the middle class. If we get involved in the political process, if we stand for justice, if we stand for compassion. If we understand that we are all in this together, that my family has to care about your family, your family cares about my family.

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Brothers and sisters, if we stand together, we will not only defeat Trump, we will transform this country and create a government and an economy that works for all of us, not wealthy campaign contributors. Thank you for. Hi, everyone. George STEPHANOPOULOS here. Thanks for checking out the ABC News YouTube channel. If you'd like to get more videos, show highlights and watch a live event coverage, click on the right over here to subscribe to our channel.

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Nevada Caucus Speech Transcripts: Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar Speak After Nevada Results
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