LOS ANGELES, CA — (09-18-19) (Gay News) — CNN has confirmed that presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang have rejected a CNN LGBTQ Issues Town Hall.

The CNN Town Hall on LGBTQ Issues is scheduled next month and all of the top 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are scheduled to attend with the exception of Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang.

Bernie Sanders, Andrew Yang Pass on CNN Town Hall on LGBTQ Issues

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and entrepreneur Andrew Yang declined the invitation to the CNN LGBTQ town hall, citing “scheduling conflicts,”.

The town hall, hosted by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, is scheduled to take place in Los Angeles on October 11, and will air live on CNN from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. EST.

“HRC says it will be the largest audience for a Democratic presidential town hall devoted to LGBTQ issues,” said CNN in their press release issued to JRL CHARTS.

Nine candidates from the Democratic field will be participating in thirty minute interviews with various CNN anchors.

First up, television commercial star Tom Steyer faces CNN reporter Dana Bash, followed by New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker.

Then, CNN news anchor Jake Tapper interviews Former Vice President Joe Biden followed by California Sen. Kamala Harris. Chris Cuomo takes on Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

CNN news anchor Don Lemon then will interview Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar. CNN anchor Anderson Cooper returns to wrap up the evening with Former HUD Secretary Julián Castro.

Article by: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer

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