Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) says she may not show up for the October Democratic debate. She created a video saying, “the DNC and the corporate media are trying to hijack the election process.” Gabbard is one of 12 candidates who qualified for next Tuesday’s debate. But she hasn’t qualified yet for the November debate and that may be exactly why she is upset. She remarked:
“They are attempting to replace the roles of voters in the early states, using polling and other arbitrary methods which are not transparent or democratic, and holding so-called debates which are not debates at all but rather commercialized reality television meant to entertain, not inform or enlighten.”
I am seriously considering boycotting October 15 debate to bring attention to DNC/corporate media’s effort to rig 2020 primary. Not against Bernie this time, but against voters in early states Iowa, New Hampshire, South… –> https://t.co/x5P3GFGbyn pic.twitter.com/UgKCj6DGI0
— Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) October 10, 2019
Some people say this is actually just Gabbard’s way of dropping out of the race.
Just leave. You can call it a boycott if it helps you cope with your campaign’s dead end. https://t.co/PwePQHahpn
— Claude Taylor (@TrueFactsStated) October 10, 2019
Gabbard says she will announce her decision in the next few days.