Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat in the race for the Party’s nomination for president, says that the primary is rigged.
The representative, who has appealed to some conservatives as one of the more sane voices in her Party, is considering boycotting the next debate.
“I am giving serious consideration to boycotting the next debate on October 15th. I will announce my decision within the next few days,” she said in a video.
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
She said that voters in Iowa and New Hampshire have “expressed to me how frustrated you are that the DNC and corporate media are essentially trying to usurp your role as voters in choosing who our Democratic nominee will be.”
“They’re holding so-called debates, which really are not debates at all, but rather commercialized reality television meant to entertain, rather than to inform or enlighten,” she said.
“The 2016 Democratic Primary election was rigged by the DNC and their partners in the corporate media against Bernie Sanders,” Gabbard said.
“In this 2020 election, the DNC and corporate media are rigging the election again, but this time against the American people in the early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada,” she said.
“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,” she said.
“In short, the DNC and corporate media are trying to hijack the entire election process,” she said.
When she talked to Fox News host Tucker Carlson in August she had similar concern about the Democrat Primary.
“It creates a lack of faith and trust in the process,” the representative said.
“Really what [voters] see is a small group of really powerful political elites, the establishment making decisions that serve their interests and maintaining that power while the rest of us are left outside.
The American people are left behind,” she said.