Detroit — Cory Booker, 50, is a U.S. senator from New Jersey.  Here are some of Booker's remarks on key issues during Wednesday's debate.


Donald Trump:  "Donald Trump, from Charleston to Baltimore to even the border, is using the tired, old language of demagogues, of fear-mongers, of racists, to try to divide our country against itself.  We know who Donald Trump is, but in this election, the question is who are we as a people? The call of this election is the call to unite in common cause and common purpose. That's how we will beat Donald Trump. That's how I will beat Donald Trump."


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Health care:  "...every Democrat should stand with the belief that everyone should have access to healthcare, that it’s a human right.  And how we get there, it has to be to end this broken system, because we are on our way, just a handful of years of literally spending 20 percent of our economy, one out of every $5 spent on healthcare.  And so, do you want to know what I’m going to do?  I’m going to work to get us to a point where Medicare for All – where everyone is covered." 

Immigration: "We're just not going to let people cross the border. An unlawful crossing is an unlawful crossing, if you do it in the civil courts or if you do it through the criminal courts. The criminal courts (are) giving Donald Trump the ability to truly violate the human rights of people coming to our country. Doing it through the civil courts mean you won't need these awful detention facilities."

Race: "We have serious problems in America. We have deep wounds and seriously deeply rooted challenges. We desperately need to heal as a nation and move forward."

Foreign policy: "I will not do foreign policy by tweet as Donald Trump seems to do all the time. I will bring our troops home and I will bring them home as quickly as possible. I will not set an artificial deadline. I will make sure we do it expeditiously. We do it safely to not create a vacuum that is ultimately going to destabilize the Middle East and perhaps create the environment for terrorism and for extremism to threaten our nation." 


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Voter suppression: "We lost the state of Michigan because everybody from Republicans to Russians were targeting the suppression of African-American voters. We need to say that. We need to have a campaign that is ready for what's coming, an assault especially on the highest-performing voter group in our coalition, which is black women."

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