Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden touts 'progress' during 'candid' meetings on .5T plan Manchin: Biden told moderates to pitch price tag for reconciliation bill Biden employs flurry of meetings to unite warring factions MORE (I-Vt.) and Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzMatthew McConaughey on potential political run: 'I'm measuring it' Professor tells Cruz that Texas's voter ID law is racist Schumer moves to break GOP blockade on Biden's State picks MORE (R-Texas) will go to battle next week in a debate over the future of ObamaCare.
Sanders and Cruz, who both ran for their party's nomination in the 2016 presidential race, will square off in a debate airing on CNN next Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 9 p.m.
The debate will be moderated by CNN’s Jake Tapper and Dana Bash. The debate comes as Republicans in Congress craft a plan to repeal and replace former President Obama’s signature healthcare law.
A promo for the debate aired during CNN's town hall with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and news quickly spread on social media.
I've wanted a Ted Cruz / Bernie Sanders debate for over a year now. https://t.co/zkP52IUcCu— Carlos Paelinck (@carlos_paelinck) February 1, 2017
Sanders vs Cruz debate? pic.twitter.com/Ma8pGaPVqB— Dave (@Debonair_David) February 1, 2017
Sanders participated in a CNN town hall earlier this month.