Only two days after Super Tuesday saw businessman Donald Trump win seven states, Republican presidential candidates will face off in yet another debate. Megyn Kelly, Bret Baier and Chris Wallace will moderate the Fox News debate Thursday evening in Detroit ahead of Michigan’s Republican primary Tuesday.
The debate will be a critical moment for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Cruz picked up support in Alaska, Oklahoma and Texas during Super Tuesday, while Rubio only won Minnesota.
Fox News anchors Kelly, Wallace and Baier have all moderated together, taking on the Republican debate in January in Iowa and the first GOP debate of the campaign season in August. Kelly, who hosts the program “The Kelly File,” and Republican front-runner Trump have had an acrimonious relationship. It's been full of sharp remarks with Trump accusing Kelly of being unfair and “biased” against him and boycotting a January debate. Trump drew heavy criticism when he accused Kelly of having “blood coming out of her wherever” in August.
A Trump and Kelly showdown might not be the only one to watch Thursday night. Cruz and Wallace had a heated exchange on “Fox News Sunday” last week. Wallace asked Cruz about charges against him and his campaign including automated calls in Iowa that said former neurosurgeon Ben Carson had dropped out of the race and that fellow candidate Rubio had spoken against the Bible. Cruz fired his director of communications over the Rubio Bible story.
“Chris, our campaign from the beginning has been the highest level of integrity when others have engaged in personal attacks and insults,” Cruz said during the program. “We don’t respond in kind.”
Cruz accused Wallace of backing Trump and the Fox News anchor ended the segment saying the two would have time to discuss these issues during the Detroit debate.
The debate starts at 9 p.m. EST on Fox News and will be available to live stream online here.