Banks, Tritch contrast positions during first debate
Monday Oct 29, 2018 7:13am
FORT WAYNE – Republican Congressman Jim Banks and Democrat challenger Courtney Tritch squared off in the first of their two televised debates last night.
The hour-long debate on WPTA-TV in Fort Wayne showcased the differences between the two on health care and a woman’s right to an abortion.
Banks wants to make private insurance market competitive by repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.
Tritch wants to modify it so that anyone can buy into Medicare and allow it to negotiate drug prices.
Banks touted his 100% voting record pro-life voting record. Tritch said Roe versus Wade is settled law and should not be overturned by the Supreme Court.
Banks said no taxpayer funds should go to Planned Parenthood. Tritch said those funds don’t go to abortions by law and that Planned Parenthood provides Health Care services through Medicaid.
Banks praised the Trump tax cuts saying they unleashed the U-S economy. Tritch argued they increased the national debt by $1.5 trillion dollars.
The two will square off in their final debate this Friday at 7 p-m on WANE -TV.