Grab the Popcorn: Gabbard Urges Her Opponents to Stand Up to the DNC

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Posted: Mar 07, 2020 2:25 PM
Grab the Popcorn: Gabbard Urges Her Opponents to Stand Up to the DNC

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The Democratic National Committee on Friday released new guidelines for its debate scheduled for March 15th. The new threshold requires each candidate to have at least 20 percent of the delegates that have been awarded thus far. The move singles out Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), who received just two delegates up until now.

Gabbard took to Twitter to urge her opponents, former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT), to oppose the DNC's sudden requirement changes. 

This isn't the first time Gabbard has been excluded from the debates. She hasn't been on the stage since November, due to polling and donor threshold requirements.

The DNC came under fire for changing the threshold for their debates in March, effectively removing the donor requirement. The change paved way for former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to take part in the debate despite the fact that he was funding his own campaign.

The next debate is scheduled for Sunday, March 15th at 8 p.m. EST in Phoenix, Arizona. It will be hosted by CNN and Univision in partnership with CHC BOLD, the political arm of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, POLITICO reported.