Delaney hits Warren for Fox town hall snub: If you're not using it, I will

Delaney hits Warren for Fox town hall snub: If you're not using it, I will
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Presidential candidate John DelaneyJohn Kevin Delaney2020 Democrats target federal ban on abortion funding Overnight Energy: Democrats ask if EPA chief misled on vehicle emissions | Dem senators want NBC debate focused on climate change | 2020 hopeful John Delaney unveils T climate plan 2020 hopeful John Delaney unveils T climate plan MORE criticized Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTrump defense pick expected to face tense confirmation 2020 Democrats target federal ban on abortion funding Gillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign MORE's (D-Mass.) decision not to accept a Fox News town hall on Tuesday, saying that he would take it. 

"If you're not using your town hall, I will," said the former Democratic congressman from Maryland. "Democratic candidates have to campaign everywhere and talk to all voters."

Warren said Tuesday that she will turn down an offer to appear in a Fox News town hall, slamming the network as a "hate-for-profit machine."

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"I’ve done 57 media avails and 131 interviews, taking over 1,100 questions from press just since January," she tweeted. "Fox News is welcome to come to my events just like any other outlet. But a Fox News town hall adds money to the hate-for-profit machine. To which I say: hard pass."

Several other presidential candidates have recently appeared in Fox News town halls or accepted offers to appear from the network.

Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersJames Carville: Biden represents 'stability' not 'generational change' Ocasio-Cortez, progressives trash 'antisemitic' Politico illustration of Bernie Sanders 2020 Democrats target federal ban on abortion funding MORE (I-Vt.) and Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharKlobuchar to roll out policy priorities for farmers in Iowa 2020 hopeful John Delaney unveils T climate plan Samantha Bee slams 2020 Democrats who go on Fox News MORE (D-Minn.) have already participated in Fox town halls and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegButtigieg defends Kaepernick, NFL players who kneel during national anthem Journalism is now opinion-based — not news-based Buttiegieg backs NFL players' right to protest during anthem: I 'put my life on the line to defend' that MORE (D) is slated to appear on May 19. Sanders's event drew 2.6 million views and was the most-watched town hall this year. 

More than 20 people are currently vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Warren's campaign has recently seen some momentum while Delaney is considered a long-shot candidate.