DNC Statement on Tonight’s #DemDebate

DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued the following statement:

“With every day that passes and after every debate, the substance gap between Democrats and Republicans gets wider and deeper. Tonight in Miami, our two candidates debated with the seriousness and depth of knowledge that voters deserve. And they did it on issues that matter to all Americans, including Hispanics and anyone who carries an immigrant story.

“They talked about how best to build on six years of private-sector job growth and increase wages for hard-working Americans. They talked about how they would fix our broken immigration system with smart, compassionate solutions. From education to economic security, from climate change to expanding human rights and improving the quality of life for people around the world, our candidates were prepared for tough questions with real answers.

“That’s a stark contrast to what we’ll see tomorrow when Republicans take their turn in Miami at the next GOP debate. Trump, Cruz and Rubio have turned their debates into vulgar screaming matches that disrespects the voters whose support they seek, desperate to one-up one another with divisive rhetoric and dark promises to deport DREAMers and their families.

“Voters deserve leaders who can offer solutions, not slime. We must elect a Democrat as our next president.”