Bernie Sanders Campaign Agrees to Do Fox News Democratic Debate


Fox NewsBernie Sanders‘ campaign has agreed to do a debate on Fox News. Now the only holdout is Hillary Clinton

…not that she would actually accept it. See, Clinton doesn’t really need to debate, as she’s all but guaranteed to become the Democratic nominee by convention time.

Fox News reached out to both campaigns yesterday (and even the head of the DNC) about doing another debate before California.

Now, the prospect of another Democratic debate is unlikely. Even unlikelier? The prospect of it being done on Fox News.

But the Sanders campaign issued a statement today saying they’re all aboard:

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.

They’re trying to get Clinton to do it so, they say, “Californians deserve to hear what both candidates have to say on important issues confronting the state and the country.”

UPDATE –– 5:47 pm EST: Mediaite has received this statement from Fox News VP and Washington Managing Editor Bill Sammon:

Fox News has suggested several debate venues in California to the Democratic National Committee and both candidates. We are also offering a variety of dates, being careful to exclude Friday and Saturday nights, per the agreement between the DNC and candidates. Fox will release further debate details as appropriate, given that only one of the two candidates has accepted our debate invitation so far.

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