New York – Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has said yes to participate in an upcoming debate to be hosted by ABC news. The debate would be held in Brooklyn on Friday, April 15, just a few days before the April 19 primary in New York.
During an exclusive interview Clinton had on Sunday morning with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, the presidential candidate said she believed the debate would be a great opportunity to reach an audience that may not always be able to tune on debates because they have other obligations.
“I want a debate, and I’m confident that we can work out a time to do that. GMA’ offered a debate during ‘GMA’ on Friday the 15th. I’ll be there. I’ll be there” Clinton said to Stephanopoulos during the interview.
Clinton also confirmed her attendance during a brief interview with NY1 News, political reporter Josh Robin. Once again her choice of words was “I’ll be there” but the proposed date she used was a different one. Clinton said to Robin, she thought he had penciled it in for April the 14th.
Bernie had not accepted yet
Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has not yet accepted the invitation to attend the “GMA” debate.
Also on Sunday, NBC’s “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd told Clinton that Bernie Sanders had proposed another date for the debate, Sunday, April 17. But Mrs. Clinton answered to the comment saying she is not negotiating.
The democrat female presidential candidate said they had proposed the 14th as it would give people more time to digest what had happened in the debate.
But during an interview on ABC News’ “This Week” again on Sunday morning, Sanders said he was confident both sides would be able to reach an agreement. “I suspect it will work out,” he said.
Source: ABC News