CNN has announced that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) will debate Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) over the latter pair's proposed Obamacare repeal bill on air, reports The Hill.
CNN anchor Jake Tapper and chief political correspondent Dana Bash will moderate the town hall-style event live from Washington D.C.
I honestly cannot explain why any Senator would vote for Graham-Cassidy, such a cruel bill. But Republicans almost have the votes.— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) September 19, 2017
"With a critical deadline looming, Graham and Cassidy, architechs of the Republicans latest healthcare proposal, will debate Sanders and Klobuchar on the merits of the plan that would repeal and replace Obamacare," read a statement from the network.
The event will occur just days before a vote on the bill is scheduled. Republicans will have to vote on it next week to ensure that, under special budgetary rules, Democrats will not be able to take advantage of the filibuster.