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Sanders: I Want to Debate GOPers Before General Election, They ‘Get Away with Murder’

Screen Shot 2015-06-02 at 10.42.38 PMSenator Bernie Sanders is trying to push for debates between the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates now, because, he says, the GOP is “getting away with murder” and they need to be called out on that.

Sanders is pushing for more Democratic debates, as well as cross-party debates, which would be unheard of in the modern era of presidential campaigning. Rachel Maddow asked Sanders tonight why he would want to do that.

Sanders explained, “In a sense, the Republicans get away with murder. They have an absolutely reactionary agenda.”

He argued that a cross-party debate would be a great opportunity to cut out the “political gossip” and honestly confront each other on the issues.

So will any Republicans actually go for this? (Spoiler: most likely no.)

Watch the video below, via MSNBC:

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