After weeks of throwing shade and slinging slander back-and-forth, Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have finally agreed to debate prior to the New York primaries later this month.
The date for the debate has been set for April 14, five days before the Empire State has their primary elections on April 19.
Perhaps feeling himself after winning three straight caucuses in Alaska, Hawaii and Washington state, Sanders challenged Clinton to a debate in her home state of New York where she served as a senator from 2001 to 2009.
Sanders formally issued the challenge on NBC’s Meet the Press stating, “I would hope very much that as we go into New York state, Secretary Clinton’s home state, that we will have a debate – New York City or Upstate, wherever – on the important issues facing New York and, in fact, the country.”
Clinton, who is known to respond to most challenges pretty quickly, didn’t exactly jump at the chance. Her staffers called the challenge a “stunt” and questioned if the debate even made sense to do. Team Sanders responded by mocking Clinton on social media, using her own words against her:
Eventually, Clinton’s camp clapped back saying they proposed some dates for a debate but that the Sanders camp turned them down. Clinton spokesperson Brian Fallon went as far to say that Sanders “needs to stop with the games,” and agree to one of their dates. One proposed date was April 4, the same night as the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball championship. But let’s keep it real, who was really going to watch a debate instead of what wound up being one of the most exciting games ever?
But now, that the two sides have finally agreed to throw down, what are they expected to talk about?