CNN to host town hall featuring John McCain, Lindsey Graham

CNN to host town hall featuring John McCain, Lindsey Graham
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For its sixth political town hall of 2017, CNN will host Sens. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMark Kelly's campaign raises over M in days after launching Senate bid The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Kidney Care Partners — Lawmakers wait for Trump's next move on border deal Mark Kelly launches Senate bid in Arizona MORE (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamThe Memo: Trump and McCabe go to war Graham seeks new Rosenstein testimony after explosive McCabe interview Senate confirms Trump pick William Barr as new attorney general MORE (R-S.C.) on Wednesday, Mar. 1 at 9 p.m. ET.

The McCain-Graham event is scheduled for the day after President Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress.

CNN chief political correspondent Dana Bash will moderate it before a live studio audience at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

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"McCain, Senate Armed Services Chair, and Graham, Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, will discuss key issues facing the country including America’s place on the world stage, U.S. Russian policy, immigration and other national security issues facing Americans at home," the network said in its announcement.

McCain has been particularly critical of Trump in recent days, with the 2008 GOP nominee telling NBC's Chuck Todd last week that the president's attempt of "suppressing free press" is "how dictators get started."

Previous CNN town halls this year have featured Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersNewsom endorses Kamala Harris for president Business, conservative groups slam Trump’s national emergency declaration Poll: Sanders, Biden seen as most popular second choices in Dem primary MORE (I-Vt.), Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanUnscripted Trump keeps audience guessing in Rose Garden Coulter defends Paul Ryan: This is 100 percent Trump's fault The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Kidney Care Partners — Trump escalates border fight with emergency declaration MORE (R-Wis.), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), a Democratic leadership debate and a debate between Sanders and Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzPoll shows competitive matchup if O’Rourke ran for Senate again Democrats veer left as Trump cements hold on Republicans O’Rourke heading to Wisconsin amid 2020 speculation MORE (R-Texas).