Clinton, Sanders Finally Set A Date For New York Debate

AP

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Monday agreed to debate Hillary Clinton in Brooklyn on April 14 after the two Democratic presidential candidates openly argued over which date worked best for the debate.

Sanders initially requested that a debate take place in New York ahead of the state’s primary on April 19, which Sanders has been working to make competitive.

The debate will be moderated by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, along with CNN’s Dana Bash and NY1’s Errol Louis.

“Sen. Sanders has accepted another invitation to debate Hillary Clinton in New York. We are glad that she finally has agreed,” Sanders spokesman Michael Briggs said in a Monday statement. “Sanders all along has pressed for a debate on television in prime time so the greatest number of New Yorkers and Americans may listen to the candidates and decide for themselves who has the best ideas about how to reform our rigged economy and the corrupt campaign finance system. It’s great for the people of New York that there will be a debate in Brooklyn, something that the Clinton campaign has long opposed.”

In a statement on the debate, the Clinton campaign took a jab at Sanders over the struggle to settle a specific date for the debate.

“We had thought the Sanders campaign would have accepted our offer for a Brooklyn debate on April 14 in a New York minute, but it ended up taking a few extra days for them to agree. We are glad they did. We are grateful to have both NY1 and the Daily News sponsoring this debate, ensuring a New York focus to the discussion,” the campaign said in a statement, according to Politico.

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