Sanders cancels Iowa campaign event due to impeachment trial schedule

Sanders cancels Iowa campaign event due to impeachment trial schedule

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersKlain says Harris would not overrule parliamentarian on minimum wage increase Romney-Cotton, a Cancun cabbie and the minimum wage debate On The Money: Senate panels postpone Tanden meetings in negative sign | Biden signs supply chain order after 'positive' meeting with lawmakers MORE's (I-Vt.) presidential campaign announced Tuesday that it is canceling a campaign rally scheduled for Wednesday because of the Senate impeachment trial.

"Sen. Sanders will not be able to attend tomorrow’s rally due to the impeachment schedule in the U.S. Senate," the campaign's statement said. "However, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezMore than 700 migrant children in Border Patrol custody: report Democratic fury with GOP explodes in House Budowsky: Cruz goes to Cancun, AOC goes to Texas MORE (D-N.Y.) will host campaign events in Iowa City, Cedar Rapids and Ames on Friday and Saturday."

The progressive freshman lawmaker, who has campaigned for Sanders before, will be at University of Iowa Friday and in Cedar Rapids on Saturday morning.


The House is on recess this week and returns to session Monday.   

On Saturday night, Ocasio-Cortez will join Sanders for a campaign rally in Ames.

The Iowa caucuses, the first vote of the primary calendar, are on Feb. 3.