Last night, Senators Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and Amy Klobuchar hit the stage in Miami with Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, Rep. Beto O’Rourke, former San Antonio mayor and HUD Secretary Julián Castro and… some others… for the first Democratic debate.
No worries if you missed it, because the Internet has encapsulated its most enduring moments.
First, there was Beto O’Rourke’s sudden, definitely-not-calculated switch to Spanish.
— Bryan Corcoro (@BryanC0127) June 27, 2019
— Laura Martínez (@miblogestublog) June 27, 2019
Cory Booker also speaks Spanish, as his side-eye when O’Rourke beat him to it made abundantly clear.
— The Hill (@thehill) June 27, 2019
BETO: I speak Spanish.
BOOKER: I can't believe you did my thing before me.
DE BLASIO: I have a black son.
BOOKER: I'm actually black tho, Bill.
KLOBUCHAR: …Um, I have an uncle with a deer stand?
WARREN: *don't say it, don't say it*
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) June 27, 2019
Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan didn’t know his Taliban from Al Qaeda, earning him the career-ender meme.
Tim Ryan: We should stay in Afghanistan. And make sure the Taliban doesn't attack again like 911.
— Joshua Lartman (@JoshuaLartman) June 27, 2019
There was a general feeling that some of these dudes are just not ready for prime time.
It takes balls to say you're fighting the hardest for women's rights with three women on stage. Like it takes literal balls because only a man would do that. #DemocraticDebate
— Travon Free (@Travon) June 27, 2019
But the breakout hit of the evening was Elizabeth Warren.
Elizabeth Warren found $10 on a sidewalk. Rather than keep it, she invested $87 of her own money on flyers to find its rightful owner and return it.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) June 27, 2019
Moderator: Do you have a plan to deal with Mitch McConnell?
— W. E. B. Dem Bois (@WEB_DemBois) June 27, 2019
Now, it’s on to Round Two of debates on Thursday night.
— Ben Warheit (@benwarheit) June 27, 2019
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