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Report: Aide to Sanders Rips CBS On Last Minute Debate Change to National Security Issues

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By    |   Saturday, 14 Nov 2015 07:34 PM

A top aide to Bernie Sanders disputed plans by CBS News to change the format for Saturday's second Democratic presidential debate in Iowa to focus on national security in light of the Paris terrorist attacks.

Sanders strategist Mark Longabaugh tore into CBS vice president and Washington bureau chief Christopher Isham after the news executive outlined the changes, Yahoo News reports.

"It was a little bit of a bizarre scene," a source from one of the other Democratic campaigns who was on the call told Yahoo.

"'The Sanders representative … really laid into CBS and basically … kind of threw, like, a little bit of a fit and said: 'You are trying to turn this into a foreign policy debate. That’s not what any of us agreed to. How can you change the terms of the debate, you know, on the day of the debate. That’s not right,'" the source said.

Other Democratic candidates appearing at the debate at Drake University in Des Moines are front-runner Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley.

Their representatives agreed to the change, Yahoo News reports.

Despite Longabaugh's protests, Isham said that the debate would focus on the attacks and national security, according to the report.

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A top aide to Bernie Sanders disputed plans by CBS News to change the format for Saturday's second Democratic presidential debate in Iowa to focus on national security in light of the Paris terrorist attacks. Sanders strategist Mark Longabaugh tore into CBS vice president...
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