Sanders Challenges Clinton To Debate in ‘New York City, Upstate, Wherever’ (VIDEO)

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at a campaign stop Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) challenged rival Hillary Clinton to a debate in May in “New York City, upstate, wherever” during an appearance on Sunday’s episode of “Meet The Press.”

“I would hope very much that as we go into New York State, Secretary Clinton’s home state, that we will have a debate, New York City, upstate, wherever, on the important issues facing New York and in fact the country,” Sanders told host Chuck Todd.

The last Democratic presidential debate, one of eight thus far, was March 9 in Miami.

Todd asked Sanders if he thought Clinton wouldn’t debate him anymore.

“I do have a little bit of concern about that, but I certainly would like to see a debate in New York State,” Brooklyn-born Sanders said.

Watch the interview, via NBC News:

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  1. Avatar for dswx dswx says:

    Meet the Press and This Week were in full anti-Clinton mode yesterday between inviting Sanders and various GOPers to their shows, knowing full well their appearances would then generate anti-Clinton stories for the AP and the major news network. Who were more than happy to oblige. Notice that no mention of the fact that most caucuses are now behind Bernie which will make it much more difficult for him to play catch up.

  2. How much of Sanders’s campaign has morphed into nothing but his ego?

    And how much harm will he do to the Democratic Party and it’s candidates (up and all the way down the ticket) before he’s pushed out?

  3. Avatar for tao tao says:

    Will Clinton take de bait? Inquiring minds want to know.
    Clinton and Sanders have admirably shown both sides of how a campaign should be conducted. This left Trump and the R’s to pursue conservative folly for all to see or ignore, as their preference dictates.

  4. I have no problem with Sanders asking for more debates. It’s very standard for struggling/losing campaigns to demand more debates. I don’t begrudge him that at all.

    I am, however, growing increasingly turned off with the way he continues to attack Clinton. He called her fundraising “obscene” and acted as though there’s something criminal about the way she’s raised money. It’s constantly Sanders=good/Clinton=evil.That wouldn’t be such a big deal if I thought he could be trusted to shift gears to happy warrior at some point in the near future, but I don’t.

  5. Avatar for lio lio says:

    I think Sanders is just doing what any candidate who is having to play catch - up would do.

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