Program marks the first Democratic town hall on Fox News this election cycle
Here’s something you don’t get to write every day.
Fox News will be hosting a one-hour Democratic presidential town hall — or at least that’s how it’s being billed, as the event will be missing the party’s frontrunner, Hillary Clinton.
The glorified sit down with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders takes place on Monday, Mar. 7th at 6 p.m. ET during an episode of “Special Report With Bret Baier.” It will be staged at the Gem Theatre in Detroit before an audience of Michigan voters just one day before the state’s primary.
Secretary Clinton was invited to participate, but was apparently unable to attend due to a conflict in her campaign schedule.
This will mark the first Democratic town hall on Fox News this election cycle, and Sanders’ first appearance on “Special Report.”
Last month Baier interviewed DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz prior to the Milwaukee Democratic debate, sneaking in one question she was clearly not ready for.
“You’ve had six debates so far. I think you have four more on the books. How about letting the Fox News debate team handle one of those?” Baier asked.
After a hearty chuckle, Wasserman Schultz said, “We’ve got a lot on our plate, and I’m happy to be with you here with you on your network — there aren’t a whole lot of Democrats who come on — and I always look forward to our conversations, Bret. Look forward to sparring with you and some of your hosts all the way through the campaign.”
“So you’re saying there’s a chance,” Baier replied presciently, sidestepping the Florida Congresswoman’s non-answer.
Baier made the announcement about Monday’s town hall on his show tonight, broadcasting live from the Fox Theatre in Detroit, site of tonight’s Republican debate, where he will co-moderate alongside Megyn Kelly and Chris Wallace.