At Sunday night's NBC News Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders sparred over health care and guns, two policy issues that have become central to their campaigns. Is what they said true? Our friends at PolitiFact took a look and found that not everything the candidates said were completely factual.
Claim one: Clinton on Health Care Costs
Clinton said during the debate: "We now have driven costs down to the lowest they've been in 50 years," she said.
PolitiFact notes that her campaign misspoke and meant that she meant to say the rate of price hikes has been the lowest in 50 years.
Claim Two: Sanders Involvement in Writing ACA
Sanders said: "We’re not going to tear up the Affordable Care Act. I helped write it."
PolitiFact notes that Sanders was a holdout until near the end of the process, but he did help secure $11 billion for community health centers, an idea that attracted widespread support.
Claim Three: Gun Manufacturers Liability
Clinton said: "I am pleased to hear that Sen. Sanders has reversed his position on immunity."
Claim Four: Sanders Position on Guns Led to "Charleston Loophole"
Clinton said: Sanders support of limiting the amount of time for background checks to three days led to the murder of nine African-American churchgoers in Charleston.
And this is just fascinating: