The Democrat’s hope for President Bernie Sanders apologized to his fellow candidate Hillary Clinton after his staff stole valuable voting data from her campaign.
“This is not the type of campaign we run,” Bernie Sanders said during the debate on Abc New on December 19.
Candidates have criticized Republican leader Donald Trump for calling for a ban on Muslims entering the United States.
They clashed over Syria, and Bernie Sanders accused Hillary Clinton of being in a change of regime, while she said the US leadership was needed.
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley also took part in the debate in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton remains in the lead.
With regard to Syria, Hillary Clinton insisted that the United States should seek to remove President Bashar al-Assad from power.
“If the United States does not lead, there is no other leader – there is a vacuum.” she said.
However, Bernie Saunders argues that the United States must first focus on dismantling ISIL.
“Getting rid of dictators is easy, but you have to think about what happens the next day.” he said.
Both keynote speakers spoke strongly of Donald Trump, calling Hillary Clinton “the greatest recruiter for ISIS” and saying he was using “fanaticism and noise to incite people.”
The debate was the first for Democrats after 14 people were killed by a married couple whom authorities claim was radicalized.
All three candidates said it was important to work more closely with Muslim-American communities to combat radicalism at home.
Bernie Sanders admitted that twice his campaign could see patented data from Hillary Clinton’s campaign after computer breakthroughs – which he said were the fault of the software vendor.
He said the most recent difficulty was related to the misconduct of one of his staff members, adding that the person had already been fired.
Bernie Sanders said the Democratic Party’s decision to suspend his campaign’s access to the strategically important database was a “rough act”.
Sanders’ campaign on December 18 filed a lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee in federal court to restore his access to voter data.
Strategically important information for voters is contained in the database that campaigns use to determine strategy.
These data play a crucial role as campaigns prepare for early voting just over a month ago.