Gabbard: ‘A Growing Number of Dems and Americans’ Are ‘Calling for More Debates’

‘— who are calling for getting rid of this exclusivity clause that really punishes our presidential candidates for engaging with different groups and different communities of people across the country’

STEPHANOPOULOS: “And finally, Congresswoman Gabbard, you had kind of a set-to with the chairman of your party, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, saying she’s not being honest about why you weren’t invited to that debate last week. You seem to be in a dispute over how many debates there should be; do you think that door is closed now? Are we set with the debate schedule? Or you think there can be more?”
GABBARD: “Oh, first of all, I want to just say I think the facts that have come out with regards to the discourse and conversation that happened last week about my being disinvited from the debate as well as the vice chairs and officers not being included, the facts are out there. I think “The New York Times” and “Bloomberg” have both reported that. I think that we are hearing a growing number of Democrats and Americans across the country who are calling for more debate, who are calling for getting rid of this exclusivity clause that really punishes our presidential candidates for engaging with different groups and different communities of people across the country, who want to host debate, who want to increase the discourse and conversation, who want to engage. And I think we’ve got to continue to push for that so that we can strengthen our party, strengthen our democracy and increase the conversation in our country.”
STEPHANOPOULOS: “Thank you both for your time this morning.”

 

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