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Hillary and Bernie Agree to Debate in Brooklyn

Hillary and Bernie Agree to Debate in Brooklyn

Five days before the New York primary.

Hillary Clinton has finally agreed to another debate with Bernie Sanders after days of taunting between the two campaigns. The debate will happen in Brooklyn on April 14th.

Brooklyn is an interesting choice because Clinton’s campaign headquarters is there and it’s also hipster central and therefore, a hotbed of support for Sanders.

ABC News has the details:

Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders Agree to Debate in Brooklyn

The Democratic candidates’ debate over debates has been resolved —- at least for now.

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have agreed to debate in Brooklyn on Thursday April 14, according to reps for the two campaigns. The debate will be hosted by CNN and NY1 and will be held at the Brooklyn Navy Yard at 9 p.m. ET.

The announcement comes after a week of back-and-forth between the Clinton and Sanders campaigns as they tried to negotiate a day and time for a debate in New York ahead of the state’s primary on April 19.

Over the weekend, the Clinton campaign accused the Sanders campaign of playing “games” over the debate schedule and for rejecting three possible dates that they had offered, including April 14.

On Monday the two campaigns finally reached an agreement.

It was difficult for Clinton to put this off much longer, especially knowing how much she loves to debate.

See the video below from the Washington Free Beacon:

After the debate was announced. the Sanders campaign sent out a not-so-nice press release.

Business Insider reported:

Bernie Sanders drops sarcastic press release following Democratic debate announcement

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign slammed Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton over the terms of an upcoming Democratic debate in New York that was agreed to and announced on Monday night.
The campaigns agreed to hold a debate in Brooklyn on April 14.

Afterward, Sanders’ campaign spokesman, Michael Briggs, released an aggressively worded statement criticizing Clinton for making the Sanders campaign change a date for a rally that it was planning to hold on the same day.

Briggs wrote:

Fortunately, we were able to move a major New York City rally scheduled for April 14 to the night before. We hope the debate will be worth the inconvenience for thousands of New Yorkers who were planning to attend our rally on Thursday but will have to change their schedules to accommodate Secretary Clinton’s jam-packed, high-dollar, coast-to-coast schedule of fundraisers all over the country.

Oh my.

Maybe it’ll be an interesting debate.

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legacyrepublican | April 5, 2016 at 8:54 am

It would be more appropriate if Hillary debated Bernie in Queens.