Bernie Sanders to Participate in Fox News Town Hall

Bernie Sanders Fox News Town Hall
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Bernie Sanders will participate in a one-hour town hall on Fox News on Monday, marking the first such Democratic event on the news network this cycle.

Hillary Clinton was invited to participate as well, but was unable to attend due to a scheduling conflict, the network said.

Bret Baier will host the event from the Gem Theater in Detroit before an audience of Michigan voters. It will be one day before the state’s primary.

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Baier anchors the weeknight “Special Report With Bret Baier” on Fox News and is co-moderating the GOP debate Thursday night with Megyn Kelly and Chris Wallace.

Fox News has not yet sponsored any Democratic presidential debates, even though Baier pressed Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on the idea in a recent interview.

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  1. Steve says:

    Reason Hillary won’t be there simple – she’s not interested in talking outside of Democrat controlled safe places where they will soft ball her on everything and not ask anything about her past screw ups or legal issues impending

  2. Tommy says:

    The war against Donald Trump has now begun and Hillary seems more focused on defeating her presumptive eventual GOP opposite rather than attacking her Democratic opponent who seems increasingly irrelevant with each passing race.

  3. mike schwarz says:

    I’m beginning to think it doesn’t matter, republicans or democrats, all recognize trump could destroy the country. Is that the protest vote, give it to the nut. I think that US mainstream media needs to get allot more sober. Maybe this is the beginning of that. At some point everyone is getting tired of the clown.

  4. stwth says:

    Very shrewd move on Sanders’ part, just so long as Fox plays fair, which is a major gamble. Of course at this stage of the game, they don’t have a lot to lose by actually being fair and balanced. Any way you slice it though, that should be an interesting night!

  5. Tortuga says:

    I think this is a very smart move on the part of Sanders. If he wants to win over independents, he’s going to have to make his appeal to them via their media outlets. It also shows that he is willing to engage in civil discourse outside of the democratic comfort zone, which will be key if he wants to get anything done as president.

    I don’t understand why Hillary wouldn’t participate. Perhaps she is concerned that Fox might play dirty and focus on the email scandal?

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