Fox News has announced it has agreed to host a town hall for failing presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
The televised forum, scheduled for Monday in Detroit, is Sanders’ second with Fox. Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum are set to moderate.
Fox News’ Brian Flood has more:
The Sanders event will be the eleventh town hall of the current election season hosted by Fox News and the tenth with a Democratic presidential candidate. FNC’s first town hall with Senator Sanders holds the record for the most-watched town hall of the 2020 election cycle with nearly 2.6 million viewers.
Recent Fox News town halls were held with then-Democratic presidential candidates Mike Bloomberg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, both co-moderated by Baier and MacCallum, as well as former Mayor Pete Buttigieg, moderated by Chris Wallace.
Fox News offers a significantly larger audience than liberal cable networks MSNBC and CNN, which have been accused of favoring moderate Democrats over Sanders.
CNN and MSNBC both recently criticized Sanders for his constant attacks on what he describes as the “corporate establishment” that he says is backing former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign. Some have even suggested that Sanders’ attacks on the “establishment” is also an attack on African-American voters, who overwhelmingly supported Biden in the South Carolina primary as well as the Super Tuesday contests this week.