O'Rourke says he would 'absolutely' do Fox News town hall

O'Rourke says he would 'absolutely' do Fox News town hall
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Former Texas Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeDemocratic presidential hopefuls react to debate placement Democratic presidential hopefuls react to debate placement Teachers union to host 2020 Democratic presidential forum focused on education MORE said Monday that he would happily participate in a town hall hosted by Fox News, breaking with some of his 2020 Democratic presidential rivals.

“Absolutely,” O’Rourke told reporters at a campaign stop in Iowa when asked about his willingness to appear on the conservative network, according to Politico.

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“This campaign is about going to where people are, and you see that physically in where I show up. But it also has to be in those channels or those social media streams where people get their news and their information. That also includes Fox.”

The presidential hopeful said he was unaware of any current talks between his team and Fox News, which Democratic Party leadership said earlier this year was too biased to host any of its primary debates this cycle.

O'Rourke's remarks come one day after South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegButtigieg on Biden's Iraq War vote: 'that vote was a mistake' Buttigieg on Biden's Iraq War vote: 'that vote was a mistake' Buttigieg on offers of foreign intel: 'Just call the FBI' MORE (D) participated in a town hall on the network that drew 1.1 million total viewers.

Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersButtigieg on Biden's Iraq War vote: 'that vote was a mistake' Buttigieg on Biden's Iraq War vote: 'that vote was a mistake' The generational divide of Joe Biden and the Democratic Party MORE (I-Vt.) and Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharElection security bills face GOP buzzsaw Election security bills face GOP buzzsaw Julián Castro defends going on Fox: I'm focused on 'the people out there watching' MORE (D-Minn.) have also done events hosted by Fox News. Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth Gillibrand2020 Democrats mark 7th anniversary of DACA 2020 Democrats mark 7th anniversary of DACA Julián Castro defends going on Fox: I'm focused on 'the people out there watching' MORE (D-N.Y.) will appear in a Fox News town hall on June 2.

Other candidates, however, have refused to appear in the network's events.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) blasted Fox News as a "hate-for-profit machine" while saying that she would never appear in a town hall hosted by the network. 

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisThe generational divide of Joe Biden and the Democratic Party 2020 Democrats mark 7th anniversary of DACA 2020 Democrats mark 7th anniversary of DACA MORE (D-Calif.) has also indicated she would refuse a town hall invitation.