Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, former Governor John Hickenlooper, Rep. Tim Ryan, former Rep. John Delaney, Governor Steve Bullock and entrepreneur Marianne Williamson were all present for night one of CNN’s Democratic debates on Tuesday.
Sanders drew cheers when he fired back at Ryan over “Medicare For All,” saying he “wrote the damn bill” and even supported Warren’s remarks against insurance companies. Similarly, Warren received laughs and screams in her favor for questioning Delaney’s insistence on leaning towards the middle of the political spectrum.
However, it was Williamson’s support for reparations for descendants of enslaved people and words against the “dark psychic force” of US President Donald Trump that seemed to truly ignite a fire in the crowd.
If you think any of this wonkiness is going to deal with this dark psychic force of the collectivized hatred that this President is bringing up in this country then I'm afraid that the Democrats are going to see some very dark days. #BigTruth #Marianne2020 pic.twitter.com/QKAb0E1bpk— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) July 31, 2019
According to Google Trends, Williamson was the “most-searched Democratic candidate” in 49 states during the Detroit debate. Bullock managed to beat out Williamson for the top spot in his own state of Montana.