Wow. Bernie isn’t screwing around. He says he will be boycotting this Thursday’s debate if Hillary doesn’t agree to more debates afterward.
From the Hill:
Bernie Sanders’ campaign says he won’t participate in Thursday’s planned Democratic presidential debate unless Hillary Clinton agrees to the Sanders campaign’s conditions on future debates.
“We are continuing to negotiate with them not just about the debate Thursday night, but about the other debates that we have said need to be agreed to in order to put the whole package of debates together,” Tad Devine, a top Sanders campaign official, told The Hill.
“They have not agreed to at least one aspect of it, which is we’ve asked for a debate in New York, and they do not want to have a debate in New York.”
Clinton is urging Sanders to debate her in New Hampshire this week, saying the campaign has met the conditions.
“I sure hope — we’re in Bernie Sanders’ backyard here in New Hampshire — I sure hope he intends to show up in his neighboring state,” Clinton told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday. “Let the people of New Hampshire see us both on the debate stage.”
Devine told The Hill that Clinton’s comments are a mischaracterization of Sanders’ position.
Earlier on CNN, Hillary said she would not take up his debate challenge:
— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) February 2, 2016
What is she so scared of?