Sanders Campaign: Is Clinton ‘Afraid’ Of NY Debate?
The media onslaught meant to pressure Democratic frontrunner for President Hillary Clinton into a debate with Bernie Sanders continued Tuesday.
“This is not us demanding more debates; this is us asking to do what the Clinton people have already agreed to do,” campaign manager Jeff Weaver said, according to the Washington Examiner.
“It would be very, very dishonest for them not to do the debates they have promised to do,” he added. “They promised to do one in March. We said let’s do it in Michigan; that’s where it happened. Another one coming up in April, and there’s another one coming up in May.”
The Hill reports:
Clinton’s campaign on Monday warned that the Vermont senator needed to change his “tone” for the former secretary of State to attend.
“This is a man who said he’d never run a negative ad ever. He’s now running them. They’re planning to run more,” Joel Benenson, Clinton’s chief strategist, said on CNN. “Let’s see the tone of the campaign he wants to run before we get to any other questions.”
Sanders’s campaign said it’s unclear why Clinton seems to be “concerned” about holding a debate where she served as senator.
“That’s where Secretary Clinton was elected twice to the U.S. Senate,” Weaver said. “I just don’t understand what the Clinton campaign is afraid of in terms of debating in New York.”
New York’s primary is April 19.