Kayla's Morning Kickstart: heated debate in Ohio, Syria and Turkey updates, inquiry
The debate headlines this morning, but there's a lot coming from Turkey and Syria. Keep scrolling for all of your morning updates.
News aside from the impeachment inquiry hit the circuit this morning after last night's democratic debate. Candidates addressed that every one of them would have the president impeached, but that fact isn't exactly relevant. The inquiry will be long over by the 2020 election.
Still, former VP Joe Biden got the chance to defend his and his son's role with Ukraine, which is what spurred the inquiry. After that, Biden stayed low.
Elizabeth Warren is the new front-runner, so she got hit the hardest. However, she also got by far the most speaking time.
In the three hour debate, candidates talked about the President's decision to pull troops from Turkey (more on that later), health care, abortion, age and gun control. In the end, voters will have to narrow this wide field down to two candidates.
Syria and Turkey
The president of Turkey said he's not worried about US sanctions and won't heed US demands for a ceasefire as Turkey's military offensive into northern Syria continues, CNN reports.
This comes after Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tried to negotiate a deal to end the operation. Russian police units are on patrol in northern Syria, keeping the Turkish troops at bay.
The biggest takeaway from this offensive is the death toll. Dozens of people have died and hundreds of thousands are trying to escape the violence as colder weather sets in.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi decided that there won't be a vote on the impeachment inquiry. CNN reports President Trump and his allies have said that without a vote the inquiry is illegitimate, but Democrats say there's nothing in the constitution that requires that. Rudy Giuliani said he won't comply with a subpoena issued to him for documents related to Ukraine.