DNC Vice Chair Tulsi Gabbard Calls for More DNC Debates

‘More and more people on the ground across the country are calling for more debates’

KORNACKI: “I — I’m just curious, I know you’re neutral in this context, but do you think it would be good for the Democratic Party if Joe Biden got in this race and ran?”
GABBARD: “I think the more people we have stepping forward to generate more debate, to bring more ideas to our democracy and our democratic presidential primaries, the better. On that note, I’ve also been calling for more debates sponsored by the DNC. Right now, as you know, the DNC is only allowed for six sanctioned debates, and an exclusivity clause that said if any candidate participates in another debate, that’s not sanctioned by the D.N.C. then you’re automatically blocked from joining the D.N.C. sanctioned debates.” [crosstalk]
KORNACKI: “Cong — Congress — I don’t mean to interrupt you, but I’m curious, has there been any progress on that — you’re a vice chair of the D.N.C. Debbie Wasserman Schultz publicly hasn’t shown any — any wiggling on that, but privately are you seeing any movement on getting more debates?”
GABBARD: “What I’m seeing, Steve, is that more and more people on the ground from states all across the country are calling for more debates, are wanting to have this transparency and this greater engagement in our democratic process. At a critical time, as they make the decision of who should be the next person to lead our country, we’ve going to have more opportunities for people to present their vision for our country, their plans, and to be held accountable for the positions they’re taking and the path they’d like to take our country on.”
KORNACKI: “All right, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii.“

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