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Sanders: Timing of Dem Debates an Effort by DNC to ‘Protect’ Hillary


In an interview with Manchester, NH’s WMUR, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, questioned the timing of the debates scheduled by the Democratic National Committee and suggested they had been intentionally scheduled on Saturday nights around big events to protect Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton.

“In Iowa, you know when the debate was held?” Sanders said in an interview taped Saturday. “It was the night of the big football game in Iowa. You think that’s a coincidence?”

He went on to say this had appeared to be done in order to “protect” Clinton during her presidential bid.

“I hope a lot of people watch the debate tonight,” Sanders added. “I think it was a good debate, but I think there is a desire on the part of the leadership of the DNC to protect Secretary Clinton.”

(h/t The Hill)

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