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 in Cleveland, Ohio. Patrick Semansky / AP

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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.


White supremacy

COVID-19 pandemic

Election results and peaceful transition of power

Climate change


Health care

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