Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., listens during an American Federation of Teachers town hall event, at the Plumbers Local 690 Union Hall in Philadelphia, Monday, May 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Warren turns down a televised town hall on Fox News

May 14, 2019 - 10:26 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Elizabeth Warren is saying 'no' to a televised town hall on Fox News, slamming the network as "a hate-for-profit racket that gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracists."

Several of her rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination have already held or agreed to hold town halls with Fox News, including Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg. In a tweet Tuesday, Sen. Warren said she would not participate in a town hall that would help Fox "make even more money adding our valuable audience to their ratings numbers."

A spokeswoman for Fox News did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez earlier this year restricted Fox News from hosting an official debate for the party.

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