CLAREMONT – Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg will take part in a Fox News Town Hall moderated by Chris Wallace Sunday night at 7 p.m. at Stevens High School.
Some candidates like Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., have refused to participate in the Fox News events while others such as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) have appeared on Fox News town halls.
“Just because many of these opinion hosts don’t operate in good faith, it doesn’t mean that there aren’t Fox viewers tuning in in good faith,” Buttigieg told The Hill on Saturday. “If we ignore the viewers of Fox News and every news platform that doesn’t share our worldview, we will surrender our ability to speak directly to millions of American voters. If we don’t show up, the conservative media will tell our side of the story for us.”
The headline on the Fox News story about the event said, “Buttigieg town hall being held in one-time Democratic stronghold now up for grabs.”
The story said Claremont went for President Trump in 2016 and suggested Claremont will likely see a lot of candidates as a result.
Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, issued a news release Sunday about protecting reproductive freedom.
“I don’t have to be a woman to be ready to stand full throated at the side of women fighting for autonomy, just like you don’t have to be gay to defend my marriage, and we don’t have to be black to point to racism in the criminal justice system. All of us are in this together.”
“The next president needs to be the strongest president ever on women’s rights, gender equality and inclusion, especially if American women are going to take a chance on putting a man in again,” he said.