Business Insider to host GOP debate with Trump challengers

Business Insider to host GOP debate with Trump challengers
Former Rep. Joe WalshJoe WalshGOP lawmakers mourn death of Rush Limbaugh Sacha Baron Cohen pens op-ed on the dangers of conspiracy theories Sunday shows preview: Protests continue over shooting of Blake; coronavirus legislation talks remain at impasse MORE (R-Ill.) and former Massachusetts Gov. Bill WeldWilliam (Bill) WeldRalph Gants, chief justice of Massachusetts supreme court, dies at 65 The Hill's Campaign Report: Biden visits Kenosha | Trump's double-voting suggestion draws fire | Facebook clamps down on election ads Biden picks up endorsements from nearly 100 Republicans MORE (R) are slated to appear in the Sept. 24 debate, while former Rep. Mark SanfordMark SanfordGOP braces for wild week with momentous vote Lobbying world 5 lawyers leave Trump impeachment team ahead of trial: reports MORE (R-S.C.) has also been invited.
The debate will be held as part of Business Insider Today, a daily online news show from the publication on Facebook's video on demand service.
"President Trump was invited to participate but has not responded," Business Insider said in a press release Tuesday afternoon announcing the event.
Trump on Monday indicated he would not debate the Republicans who have announced bids to challenge him for the 2020 GOP nomination, pointing to their low polling figures and dismissing their bids as "a publicity stunt."
Business Insider said it would hold its debate at its New York City headquarters. The event from Business Insider, a company that launched in 2007, will be moderated by Insider CEO Henry Blodget, politics editor Anthony Fisher and columnist Linette Lopez.
“The Fall presidential campaign season is heating up. But we should be paying attention to more than just the Democrats who are running for president," the outlet said in its press release.
"The political landscape has changed immeasurably since Donald Trump ran for and was elected President. It’s vitally important to have an honest conversation about what it means to be a Republican in the era of Trump; our debate will be a valuable part of that discussion.”