The fourth in a series of televised debates between the Republicans running for president is tonight and Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley hopes to be able to watch it.
Grassley is planning to fly back to Iowa for Veterans Day events tomorrow, but if he ends up staying in Washington D.C., he’ll be tuned in.
“I’m going to be watching to see that the bad journalism that was present on the CNBC debate a week or two ago is not repeated and if there were some lessons learned,” Grassley says, “if questions asked of Republican nominees are going to be as fair as those they ask of Democrats.” One of the primary concerns Grassley hopes will be addressed during the questioning is Obamacare, in addition to several others.
Grassley says, “I’m going to be interested particularly in issues that are going to be brought up that are important to the people like turning the economy around, jobs being good, growth, what people are going to do about the deficit, what they’re going to do about tax reform, what they might do about immigration.” Grassley says he’s encouraged this debate will have different moderators on a different network. “For a good share of the CNBC (debate) the last time, questions were asked that had nothing to do with the things that come up in my town meetings,” Grassley says. “I think my town meetings are probably a cross-section of what’s on the minds of most Americans.”
Tonight’s debate will air on Fox Business Network and will be streamed online for free at FoxBusiness.com. The debate from Milwaukee will air at 8 o’clock Central time and will feature eight of the Republican candidates: Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, John Kasich, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Donald Trump. They all earned two-and-a-half-percent or higher in the latest polls.
Four other candidates who polled lower will be featured in an earlier “undercard” debate at 7 P.M./Central: Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal and Rick Santorum.