As Twitchy reported Wednesday, Bernie Sanders accepted an invitation to a debate hosted by Fox News in advance of California’s Democratic primary June 7. The Sanders camp upped the pressure on Hillary Clinton to accept by reminding her that their campaigns had agreed in January to a final debate before Californians headed to the polls.
Fox News anchor Bret Baier tweeted Thursday afternoon that all of the arrangements have been made, and the network is simply waiting for Hillary Clinton to RSVP.
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) May 19, 2016
Hillary Clinton should debate Bernie Sanders on FNC in June. She'll be able to reach some voters she'll need in the general election.
— Bill O'Reilly (@BillOReilly) May 20, 2016
CNN’s Brian Stelter predicted that a debate on Fox News was “never gonna happen” because Clinton had nothing to gain from it, and she did seem to spend most of the day Thursday reminding Sanders she’s already won the nomination.
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) May 19, 2016
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) May 19, 2016
— POLITICO (@politico) May 19, 2016
— Slate (@Slate) May 20, 2016
Clinton: “I will be the nominee for my party. That is already done, in effect. There is no way that I won’t be.” https://t.co/5NLh14xGUf
— Capital Journal (@WSJPolitics) May 19, 2016
Well then. It seems everyone has gotten the message loud and clear, except for Sanders himself.
The contest is over between them. #NoMoreDebates
— HRC 4 POTUS (@hrc4potus) May 19, 2016
I predict she declines.
— Skeeter? (@juanitamcope) May 19, 2016
She should decline. Never debate a desperate man with nothin' to lose.
— OHSportsgirl (@OHSportsGirl) May 19, 2016
Bernie’s been getting a little feisty lately, defending his rowdy supporters in Nevada against charges that they have a “penchant for violence.” One final debate could actually be … not exciting, but probably not as sleep-inducing. Is Sanders desperate enough to finally take off the gloves?
if Bernie Sanders was smart he would hit her with everything he's got and then some
— Ragin Cajun Marine⚜?? (@SouthernGatorz) May 19, 2016
Choosing to interrupt a debate to make a point of taking her side in her ongoing security review by the FBI wasn’t the smartest move, was it? At least he got a thank you before she started demanding that he tone it down as a precondition of further debates.
She has no choice but participate. Can't afford to fan those "revolt" flames more than already are
— Sandy Meyer (@SandraMeyer13) May 19, 2016
If she doesn't do this it will be 110% never voting for her, already at 100% certainty
— ExZachly (@ExZachly_Right) May 19, 2016
#CrookedHillary won't accept, she can't afford to lose again to Bernie
— Eric Pimenta (@Epim10) May 19, 2016
she can't debate she can't win a debate
— quinn54 (@quinn54) May 19, 2016
it's such a bother to her
— Bonnie (@BonBee81) May 19, 2016
I'd rather @FoxNews run an emergency broadcasting test. Same screeching noise w/out the visuals
— Johnny ? (@jmacbost) May 19, 2016