Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday contrasted his voting record in Congress against former Vice President Joe Biden's, highlighting several measures Sanders voted against that Biden voted for.
"I voted against the Defense of Marriage Act, you voted for it. I voted against the bankruptcy bill, you voted for it. I voted against the war in Iraq, which was also a tough vote, you voted for it. I voted against disastrous trade agreements like (North American Free Trade Agreement) and (permanent normal trade relations) with China, which cost this country over 4 million good-paying jobs. You voted for it," Sanders said at Sunday's debate.
"I voted against the Hyde Amendment, which denies low-income women the right to get an abortion. You have consistently voted for it. I don't know what your position is on it today," Sanders said.
"We can argue about the merits of the bills. It takes courage sometimes to vote, do the right thing," Sanders said. Visit CNN's Election Center for full coverage of the 2020 race
The Democratic National Convention has been pushed back to the week of August 17 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the committee tasked with planning the event announced on Thursday.
The change represents a dramatic shift for the party, which has worked for months to host a convention in Milwaukee in mid-July. While officials began planning for contingencies in the face of the spreading coronavirus, many had remained hopeful that the virus would abate and allow Democrats to host the supremely important event.
Representatives for former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaigns were consulted on the decision to move the Democratic National Convention from July to August, two Democratic officials tell CNN. Biden currently holds a significant lead over Sanders in the nomination fight and is the party's frontrunner.
Democrats had initially picked the mid-July date as a way to hold their convention before the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. But when the Olympics were delayed by a year due to the coronavirus, the three weeks spanning July and August were open for what Democrats hope will be a major media moment.
Politics in the United States has been forced to make wholesale changes due to the spread of the coronavirus, including multiple states postponing primaries and a virtual halt of all in-person campaigning.