CNN cancels Democratic presidential townhall meetings before the caucuses due to trial

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CNN has canceled the Democratic presidential town halls scheduled to take place next week ahead of the Iowa caucuses because of the ongoing impeachment trial, a CNN spokesperson said Thursday.

CNN was scheduled to host the leading contenders for the Democratic nomination at live, back-to-back town halls on January 28 and 29 from the campus of Drake University. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, businessman Andrew Yang and businessman Tom Steyer were scheduled to appear on Tuesday. The next night, former Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar were set to appear.

The cancellation shows how the impeachment trial is upending the 2020 campaign schedule just days before the Iowa caucuses. Klobuchar, Sanders and Warren are absent from the trail as they serve as the jurors in the trial.

 
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Warrens campaign manager said today "she is a hostage" to the impeachment trial and its killing her campaign. If she doesnt do well the trial is going to be blamed for sure.
 

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Warrens campaign manager said today "she is a hostage" to the impeachment trial and its killing her campaign. If she doesnt do well the trial is going to be blamed for sure.
Which is funny because Bernie Sanders is passing her up and he also has to be there.
 
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Which is funny because Bernie Sanders is passing her up and he also has to be there.
True but he has AOC, Michael Moore and a bunch of others already out campaigning for him. I just saw they had 10,000 at some college in Iowa. They are all together Sunday in Iowa. Sanders also has a ton of money for ads. He can afford to be there, Warren and Klobuchar really cant. Bloomberg is already beating them.
 
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It's because holding the town hall would hurt Elizabeth Warren, who they clearly favor.

They should demand that Biden et al suspend their campaigns out of fairness to their fellow Dims who are locked-down in the Senate. The left is all about fairness, aren't they?
 
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Bloomberg is rising...Progressives are really going to like that..especially since they warned about him running..