Transcript: Speeches at the Iowa Caucuses – Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Andrew Yang, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar Speak - transcription powered by Happy Scribe

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Let me let me let me begin by stating that I imagine have a strong feeling that at some point. The results will be announced. And when those results are announced, I have a good feeling we're going to be doing very, very well here, and I.

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And the message. That Iowa has. Sent to the nation, a message shared by the American people is that we want a government that represents all of us, not just wealthy campaign contributors and the 1 percent. Tonight, in this enormously consequential 2020 election, the first state in the country has voted. And today, today marks the beginning of the end for Donald Trump.

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The most dangerous president in modern American history. You know, no matter no matter what our political views may be, the people of America understand we cannot continue to have a president who is a pathological liar. Who is corrupt? Who does not understand our Constitution and is trying to divide our people up based on the color of their skin, based on their religion, their sexual orientation or where they were born. And all of that hatred, all of that.

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The visit this is going to end when together we are in the White House.

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We are going to win this election because the people of the United States are sick and tired of a massive level of income and wealth inequality.

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They don't want tax breaks for billionaires and cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. The American people understand that if you work 40 hours a week, you should not live in poverty and that we've got to raise the minimum wage to at least 15 bucks an hour.

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The American people understand that health care is a human right, not a privilege.

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And that our administration is going to take on the greed and corruption of the insurance companies and the pharmaceutical industry.

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And whether they like it or not, we will pass a Medicare for all single payer program. The American people understand that in the year 2020, all of our people, regardless of income, are entitled to get a higher education.

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And that is why together we will make public colleges and universities to which should free.

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And why we will cancel all student debt in America. And we're going to do that through a modest tax on Wall Street speculation.

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Eleven years ago, we bailed out the crooks on Wall Street. Now it is their time to help the middle class.

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And unlike the president of the United States, the American people, the American people understand. The climate change is not a hoax. But is an existential threat to our country and the entire world. They understand that the time is now for us to take on the fossil fuel industry to transform our energy system away from fossil fuel to energy efficiency and sustainable energies.

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And as president of the United States, because this is a global issue, not just an American issue, we are going to speak to the people in China and Russia and countries all over this world and say maybe, just maybe, instead of spending one point a trillion dollars a year on weapons of destruction designed to kill each other. Maybe we should pool our resources and fight our common enemy, which is climate change.

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And the people of America know the time is long overdue for major reforms to a broken and racist criminal justice system.

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We're going to invest in our young people, in jobs, in education, not more jails and incarceration. And the American people also understand that our immigration system is broken. And together we will pass comprehensive immigration reform and a path toward citizenship. And the American people know that gun safety legislation will be written by the American people, not the NRA.

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And the American people most certainly know. That it is women who must control their own bodies, not politicians. So brothers and sisters. Yes. Together we will defeat Donald Trump, but we're going to do more than that. Our message to Wall Street and the insurance companies and the drug companies and the fossil fuel industry and the military industrial complex and the prison industrial complex.

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Our message to them is change is coming. Together, together, together with the strongest grass roots movement this country has ever seen.

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Where we have knocked on hundreds of thousands of doors here in Iowa. We're doing it in New Hampshire. So let me conclude by thanking our great staff, our volunteers here in Iowa.

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And now it is on to the ham chop. Nevada, South Carolina, California. And onward to victory. Thank you all very much.