Bernie Sanders steered the discussion during Sunday's Democratic debate back into the 1990s, raising the welfare reform legislation championed by President Clinton and supported by his wife.
“The poorest people of this country have become much poorer as a result of that,” Sanders said.
His debate opponent, Hillary Clinton, bridled at the characterization. “Let’s get the facts straight,” Clinton said. “That bill had a lot of provisions that were stripped out by George W. Bush, by Republican governors.” She said that had it been implemented as the Clintons hoped, the impact would not have been as harsh. But Clinton also made no apologies.