Drama: Swalwell says Fox turned him down for a town hall; Fox disputes

Drama: Swalwell says Fox turned him down for a town hall; Fox disputes
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) bypasses Trump Tower in a harsh winter search for coffee in NYC. Swalwell, Twitter

[Ed. – The gift that keeps on giving.]

2020 White House hopeful Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) … [i]n a Wednesday interview with CNN, … said he would “absolutely do a Fox town hall,” but “they told us we can’t have one which is a little bit confusing to us because they have given them to people who are polling at the same place as us.”

Swalwell, who is polling at a dismal 1% in several national surveys, told CNN that he found the rejection “frustrating” because Fox News was “bemoaning that the Democrats won’t do the debates” while rejecting his offer to appear. “I can only conclude that they are afraid to give me the opportunity,” said the California Democrat.

In a statement to CNN, a Fox News spokeswoman swatted down the report, saying the network is open to hosting Swalwell for a town hall in the future.

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