How Mass. politicians reacted to the 1st presidential debate

"Why is it so hard for @realDonaldTrump to condemn white supremacy?"

President Donald Trump gestures while speaking during the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio.
President Donald Trump gestures while speaking during the first presidential debate Tuesday in Cleveland, Ohio. –Patrick Semansky / AP

Massachusetts politicians had strong words in response to the first presidential debate between incumbent Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden on Tuesday night. 

Members of the state’s congressional delegation, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey all weighed in during, and after, the acrimonious debate

Below, how the Bay State Democrats reacted to topics addressed through the night, the first of three one-one-one debates of the 2020 general election.

Overall

White supremacy

COVID-19 pandemic

Election results and peaceful transition of power

Climate change

Taxes

Health care

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