Sanders Welcomes Fox News Debate in California
Bernie Sanders has agreed to participate in a debate moderated by Fox News in California before the June 7 Democratic primaries.
“Both campaigns have been invited by Fox News to a debate. We have told the network that we would accept the invitation with the understanding that we can reach mutual agreement on the debate moderators, the format and other details,” Jeff Weaver, Sanders’ campaign manager, said in a statement.
Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton has not yet said whether she’d attend. The campaigns earlier this year agreed in principle to hold a May debate.
“More than half way through the month of May, we hope Secretary Clinton will soon make good on her campaign’s commitment and agree to a time and [place] for a debate,” Weaver said.
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has not said, either, whether the party would agree to the proposed debate.
Asked on Fox News Tuesday night about the invitation, she declined to weigh in. Schultz said they were still working through the process and talking to candidates, and looked forward to talking to potential media partners.