Bernie Sanders refused to back down from his criticisms of Hillary Clinton's qualifications for the presidency tonight as he faced her for the first time since they began a war of words over each other's competency
'I question her judgment': Bernie Sanders goes for the jugular as he and Hillary Clinton clash angrily again and again in crucial New York debate 

  • Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders went after each other using one-liners and sarcasm during the Democrats' New York debate
  • Sanders continued to hammer Clinton on her Iraq War vote, her super PAC and speeches she delivered to Wall Street
  • Clinton brought up Sanders' embarrassing New York Daily News interview 

The topic came up early in tonight's Brooklyn debate with Sanders announcing, 'I do question her judgement,' after saying Clinton does possess the  'experience and intelligence to be president.'
'I question a judgment which voted for the war in Iraq... the worst foreign policy blunder in the history of this country, voted for virtually every disastrous trade agreement which cost us millions of decent-paying jobs,' Sanders continued.
'And I question her judgment about running super PACs which are collecting tens of millions of dollars from special interests, including $15 million from Wall Street,' he added. 
The U.S. senator, who has staked his campaign against her on those three issues said, 'I don't believe that is the kind of judgement we need and the kind of president we need.'
'I love being in Brooklyn, this is great,' Hillary Clinton played to her 'hometown' advantage - one that is shared by Sanders - as she was elected twice by New York voters to serve in the U.S. Senate 

He also accused her of being a Johnny-come-lately on the fight to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
'And, by the way, what has happened is history has outpaced Secretary Clinton, because all over this country, people are standing up and they're saying $12 is not good enough, we need $15 an hour,' Sanders announced. 
Clinton put on a sour face as a feisty Sanders came at her hard throughout the debate. As she tried to interrupt him during a discussion on guns, he told her, 'Excuse me, I think I'm responding?
'Clinton suggested that Sanders was lobbing the 'unqualified' attack at her because he is desperate to win New York on Tuesday.She said she did not say that about him - but he did say that about her.
'I've been called a lot of things in my life, that was a first,' she said.
The former secretary of state pointed out as fact that President Barack Obama certainly thought she was qualified when he put her in his cabinet.
'President Obama trusted me enough' to make me secretary of state, she said.
Clinton's line throughout the night was: 'describing the problem is a lot easier than trying to solve it,' hammering Sanders relentlessly for having big ideas, but not plans to back them up. 

Clinton is up by an average of 13 points in the state, though the Sanders campaign has hinted that will tighten up by Tuesday's vote  
When Sanders once again called Clinton out for having a super PAC – one of the ways he suggested she lacked good judgment – she shot back 'this is phony, this is phony,' noting how she inherited her main super PAC from President Obama and he wasn't influenced so much not to push for Dodd-Frank.
'I am glad Sen. Sanders is now joining in,' Clinton said at another point when the senator mentioned the Wall Street reform law.
Sanders had taken on water in the last week for not giving the New York Daily News specifics on how he would break up the banks.
He again suggested they would do it themselves, though the government would set the size the big banks could be.
'I don't know if it's appropriate for the department of treasury to be making those decisions,' Sanders said.
When Clinton got her turn again, she paused: 'I love being in Brooklyn, this is great.'