Arizona Rep. Grijalva wants healthcare issues center stage at debate

Published: Sep. 29, 2020 at 4:26 PM EDT
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WASHINGTON (Gray DC) - President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden go head-to-head Tuesday night at 6 p.m. Pacific time. The meeting will take place at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

There are 6 major topics during the first debate, including the coronavirus response, the Supreme Court vacancy, and the U-S economy. Each topic will cover about 15 minutes of the 90-minute event.

Rep. Raul Grijalva said he believes healthcare issues should take center stage with a focus on the ongoing coronavirus response. He said he is also worried about President Trump’s efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

Grijalva says there is a big difference between the two candidates' visions. When we asked Grijalva about his predictions, he believes Vice President Biden will come out on top tonight.

“They’re going to see a contrast between maturity and rational thought and fact-based answers, and the carnival show that we’ve been watching for three and a half years…everybody that runs for office every time says this is the most important election that’s ever occurred, this is defining. It defines what America will look like for a generation,” said Grijalva.

Grijalva tells me 2020 has been a challenging year, as Americans have faced a depressed economy because of COVID. He is predicting high voter turnout across America.

The deadline to register to vote in Arizona is October 5.

We reached out to Arizona’s senators on the presidential debates. Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) declined to comment, and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema could not make time for the interview.

Next Wednesday, Vice President Mike Pence and Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris will debate issues at the University of Utah.

There are two more presidential debates before the November 3 election—October 15 and October 22. All start at 6 P-M Pacific Time.

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