January 14th 2020
When is the debate?
The debate will take place on the Drake University campus in Des Moines, Iowa, and run from 9 to 11 p.m. EST. It will air live on CNN and stream on CNN’s homepage without requiring a cable login. Viewers can also watch the debate on CNN’s apps for iOS and Android as well as Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast and Android TV. It will also stream on DesMoinesRegister.com.
Tuesday’s debate will be the first of four planned for the next two months, each taking place in a different early voting state. The eighth debate will be on Feb. 7 in New Hampshire, the ninth will be on Feb. 19 in Nevada, and the 10th will be on Feb. 25 in South Carolina.
There’s a chance the President’s impeachment trial could conflict with Tuesday’s debate. Pelosi has confirmed she’ll send the articles of impeachment to the Senate next week, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he believes he has the votes to start an impeachment trial. Were a trial to begin, every senator would have to return to Congress to act as jurors, including the three set to appear on stage.