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FOX Nation will air a series of debates between prominent U.S. senators starting next month called “The Senate Project.” The first debate will feature Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT). The event will be hosted by Bret Baier.
In a statement, the network said, “At a time of deep political polarization in America — and a 50-50 split between Democrats and Republicans in the Senate — the goal of the Senate Project is for the public to hear from leading senators competing ends of the political spectrum”.
The debates will be 60-minute Oxford-style debates that will allow senators to engage in deep, thoughtful and wide-ranging debate while exploring areas of constructive disagreement and seeking the bipartisan compromise that has characterized the Senate for more than two years. centuries.
The second debate, hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center, will be held in July at George Washington University, broadcast live and on-demand on C-SPAN platforms, including streaming on C-SPAN Now. A third debate will be hosted by the Orrin G. Hatch Foundation in Utah this fall.
“We launched this idea in response to what is the most serious division in this country in decades,” said Bruce A. Percelay, chairman of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute’s board of trustees. “We hope this effort will help demonstrate that a compromise in the US Senate is indeed possible.”
“We are thrilled to partner with the Bipartisan Policy Center, the Orrin G. Hatch Foundation, and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute to bring this comprehensive debate without interruption to our FOX Nation subscribers,” added Jay Wallace, President and Editor. in chief of FOX. Media.
The Senate draft kicks off at noon EDT on Monday, June 13.