Frontrunner Biden done with debating Sanders, says 'We should get on with this'

Biden and Sanders are the only remaining Democratic primary candidates

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Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden at a February 2020 debate in South Carolina
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March 26, 2020 - 8:02am

Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden says he’s finished debating challenger Bernie Sander and suggests the party should “get on” with making him the nominee.

“I think we’ve had enough debates. I think we should get on with this," Biden, a former vice president, said Wednesday in a virtual press conference.

He also said his focus now the spread of the coronavirus.

Biden spoke one day after the Sanders campaign said its candidate intends to participate in the Democratic Party’s 12th and final 2020 primary debate, despite Biden having what appears to be an insurmountable delegate lead toward securing the nomination.

Sanders, a Vermont Independent and democratic socialist running for president again on the Democratic ticket, argued during his 2016 bid that the Democratic National Committee has limited the debate schedule to favor frontrunner Hillary Clinton. 

The DNC did not respond to a request for comment from The Hill, which reported earlier on this story. Just the News attempted early Thursday to reach the group for comment.

Sander was joined in his 2016 complaint by candidate Martin O’Malley who said: “This sort of rigged process has never been attempted before.”