SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (AP) — U.S. Representative Burgess Owens and Democratic challenger Darlene McDonald did not agree on any of the issues discussed Friday in their only debate before the midterm elections, each broadly echoing the points their party’s discussion board on inflation, abortion and infrastructure spending. .
In an untelevised debate in the basement of a suburban real estate office with an audience of only campaign staff and half a dozen reporters, the Utah Republican accused Democrats and President Joe Biden for importing fentanyl across the US-Mexico border, racial division and inflation. . Owens accused Democrats of promoting critical race theory – an academic framework that connects the country’s history, including the legacy of slavery, to contemporary racism – and said it is destroying the social fabric of the country. .