The Brooklyn Navy Yard will be seeing some blue on Thursday, April 14 as Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders meet for a Democratic debate.
The debate in the largest borough – which happens to be the birthplace of Sanders and where Clinton’s campaign headquarters is anchored – will be moderated by Wolf Blitzer, according to CNN, and will feature questions from CNN chief political correspondent Dana Bash and NY1 political anchor Errol Louis.
CNN and NY1 will broadcast the debate – to be held at the Duggal Greenhouse – live from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. on April 14, just five days before the New York primary election.
“[Brooklyn is] passionate, diverse, talented, hardworking and completely unique. It only makes sense for us to host this debate,” said Justin Brannan, president of the Bay Ridge Democrats. “Indeed, this is a very exciting time to be a Democrat. A contested primary is good for everybody: it’s good for the candidates, the Democratic Party and democracy itself.
“Contested primaries aren’t just about picking one candidate over the other,” he went on. “This is how movements are born and how activists drive issues into the national conversation. This is an awesome opportunity for us all to discuss the issues that matter most in our lives with our neighbors, friends and strangers at the grocery store.”