2020 candidate Tulsi Gabbard blasted the DNC for changing debate criteria in favor of Bloomberg to debate while keeping her off the debate stage with the latest change in standards.
Gabbard also called on Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders to support her effort to join the next debate.
.@JoeBiden @BernieSanders I’m sure you would agree that our Democratic nominee should be a person who will stand up for what is right. So I ask that you have the courage to do that now in the face of the DNC’s effort to keep me from participating in the debates. #LetTulsiDebate
To keep me off the stage, the DNC again arbitrarily changed the debate qualifications. Previously they changed the qualifications in the OPPOSITE direction so Bloomberg could debate. I ask that you stand w/ me against the DNC’s transparent effort to exclude me from the debates.
The hashtag #LetTulsiDebate trended on Twitter Friday.
Fox News reports the only woman remaining in the 2020 race for the White House is calling on her party’s top two competitors to help pressure the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to allow her to participate in an upcoming presidential debate in Phoenix.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, is now one of only three Democratic candidates still running for president. On Super Tuesday, March 3, she walked away with two delegates from American Samoa, which would have helped her qualify in the previous debate, held Feb. 25 in Charleston, S.C.
However, the DNC released a new requirement for the March 15 Phoenix debate. Participants for that contest must have at least 20 percent of the pledged delegates, which means only the two leaders — former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. — qualify.