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Bernie Sanders, Lindsey Graham face off in Fox Nation debate: LIVE UPDATES

Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), both former presidential candidates, will go head-to-head in a live debate on Monday at 12 p.m. ET, with Fox News anchor Bret Baier moderating. The 1-hour event will stream live exclusively on Fox Nation.

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Graham calls out Sanders for inflation 'death spiral' in Fox Nation debate

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Lindsey Graham debate tariffs and the American Rescue Plan on Fox Nation's live debate series 'The Senate Project.'

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Sen. Sanders defends his idea of socialism in America

Sen. Bernie Sanders explains his support for 'socialistic' policies that he says are taking place around the world on Fox Nation's live debate series, 'The Senate Project.'

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Sanders: Calling me a socialist is 'red baiting'

"You're a socialist aren't you?" Graham said to Sanders.

"I'm a Democratic socialist and the policies that I am advocating are taking place all across the world," Sanders said.

Sanders continued, "Do you think raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour is socialistic? Do you think doing what every major country does guaranteeing healthcare to all people is socialistic. Do you think expanding Medicare to cover dental care is socialistic?"

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Sen. Sanders, Graham spar over gas prices in Fox Nation debate

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Lindsey Graham discussed surging gas prices on Fox Nation's live debate series, 'The Senate Project.'

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Sanders, Graham spar over Trump, 2020 election

"We're looking at a real threat to democracy in America," Sanders said on the topic of voting rights. "Because we have a former president whose name is Donald Trump who goes around the country saying hey I won the election."

"I voted to certify the election," Graham said when asked by Baier if the 2020 election was "stolen."

"President Biden is the president," Graham said.

"He won the election?" Sanders responded.

"Yeah," Graham said.

"Here's the point," Graham continued. "Why is he talking about Trump? Because he can't talk about anything else."

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Sanders: Unfair to place all blame for inflation on Biden

"Inflation is not just Joe Biden's issue," Sanders said. "You have to explain why it takes place around the world and that has to do with supply chain, the terrible war in Ukraine, and in my view, corporate greed."

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Graham: Bernie and I agree Putin 'sucks'

"Bernie and I agree, Putin sucks," Graham said.

Moderator Bret Baier then asked Sanders if he agreed.

"I'm not in favor of the vulgarity but the intent is correct," Sanders responded.

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Graham: Put Republicans in charge to stop this 'craziness'

"America deserves better than this," Graham said. "We can do better than this. But the path chosen by Bernie Sanders is full on socialism. Full on unequivocal socialism from cradle to grave. That is not going to fix America."

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Sanders calls on Congress to stand up to NRA

Sanders called on Congress to "stand up to the NRA" and pass meaningful gun legislation.

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Graham: Socialism will not fix America

"Full on unequivocal socialism from cradle to grave will not fix America," Graham said.

Graham added that it's "bull" to blame oil companies for high gas prices after Sanders calls on windfall profit tax on oil companies.

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Sanders calls Graham part of the 'establishment'

“Lindsey is a very good and effective representative of the establishment," Sanders said.

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Graham: Must change leadership in country in 2022

"We can get back to that pre-COVID America, but you’re never going to get back unless you change leadership in this country in 2022," Graham said.

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Sanders, Graham spar over police defunding

"Defund the police has taken a toll," Graham said.

Sanders says he "never" called for defunding the police.

"Incorrect," Graham responded.

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Graham: Only a matter of time before terrorist comes across border and 'kills us all'

"Two million people will come across the border illegally this year," Graham said. "It's just a matter of time before some terrorist comes over and kills us all."

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Graham: Demorats are in charge

"I just want to remind you that Democrats are in charge," Graham said in his opening statement. "The Democrats have the House, the Senate, and the White House. All these problems that we're talking about, they could change or fix if they could. Their agenda isn't working."

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Sanders: Healthcare is a human right

"Healthcare is a human right, not a privilege," Sanders said.

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Sanders warns that oligarchs are taking over society

"The working class and the middle class in this country are in serious trouble," Sanders said in his opening debate statement, warning that society is becoming oligarchical.

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Bernie Sanders wins coin toss, speaks first

Sen. Bernie Sanders chooses "heads" and wins coin toss. Elects to speak first in debate

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Bernie Sanders, Lindsey Graham face off in Fox Nation live debate moderated by Bret Baier

Fox Nation will present a landmark, live-streaming event on Monday at 12 p.m. ET when Fox News anchor Bret Baier moderates a one-hour policy debate between Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Bernie Sanders, I-VT, to kick off The Senate Project. 

"It’s really exciting," Baier said Sunday on Fox News. "You can't think of two senators who are more ideologically split apart."

The U.S. Senate has often been referred to as "the world’s greatest deliberative body" since the 19th century, and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, the Orrin G. Hatch Foundation & the Bipartisan Policy Center have teamed up to launch a series of Oxford-style debates between leading U.S. Senators dubbed The Senate Project to build upon the longstanding tradition. 

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Fox Nation set for Bernie Sanders-Lindsey Graham debate

Anchor Bret Baier will kick off the first in a series of bipartisan Senate Project debates in Boston, Mass.

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Graham-Sanders debate viewers can 'expect fireworks': FOX News Media President

FOX News Media President and Executive Editor Jay Wallace said viewers can expect fireworks during Monday's debate between Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Bernie Sanders, I-VT. 

"We are pleased to partner with the Bipartisan Policy Center, the Orrin G. Hatch Foundation, and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute to present this full debate without interruption to our Fox Nation subscribers," Wallace said.

"FOX News Media is home to the most politically diverse audience in cable news and The Senate Project’s mission of providing the public with access to thoughtful, extensive debates from all sides of the political spectrum is well-suited for our viewers," he added.

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Bernie Sanders, Lindsey Graham to face off in Fox Nation live debate

Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Bernie Sanders, I-VT, will participate in a one-hour policy debate on Monday at 12 p.m. ET hosted by The Senate Project. 

Fox News anchor Bret Baier, who will moderate the debate, said he is looking forward to hearing the two senior lawmakers go head-to-head over several key issues facing the country.

"It’s really exciting," Baier said Sunday on Fox News. "You can't think of two senators who are more ideologically split apart."

The high-profile Senators should have no shortage of topics to consider, as the Jan. 6 committee, inflation, gas prices, gun control, the war in Ukraine, the recent assassination attempt of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and a looming Supreme Court abortion decision have filled the recent news cycle with polarizing topics.

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