Democratic party front runner, Hillary Clinton has called on her main Democratic rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders to join a proposed Democratic debate next week in New Hampshire. “I’m ready for the debate, and I hope Sen. Sanders will change his mind and join us,” she said in an interview with MSNBC. “I think the DNC and the campaigns should be able to work this out. I’ve been for, you know, for a long time, that I’d be happy to have more debates, and I hope we can get this done.”
Clinton says she’s anxious for debate
The former secretary of state said she is “anxious” to make the debate happen. NBC and the New Hampshire Union Leader newspaper on Tuesday proposed sponsoring a debate Feb. 4. The debate falls outside the original debate schedule sanctioned by the DNC. Asked if she wanted the Democratic National Committee to sanction the debate, Clinton replied, “I would like the chairman of the parties and the campaigns to agree we can debate in New Hampshire next week.”
Sanders is not ready to disregard party rules
Clinton and Martin O’Malley, the third candidate in the race, have both agreed to join the debate, but Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver said his candidate was not interested in an unsanctioned debate. “The DNC has said it is not going to sanction any more debates until after February 9th. We look forward to working with the DNC and the other campaigns to schedule a series of debates to follow those currently scheduled. Our position will be that there should be at least three or four more,” Weaver said in a statement Tuesday night.
Sanders avoid questions on Clinton at White House
After his meeting with President Obama on Wednesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders walked out of the West Wing to a throng of reporters. Reporters wanted to ask about Hillary Clinton. Sanders declined to comment about Hillary, especially the on-going campaigns.