(USA Features) Hawaii Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is upset at officials in her own party after they failed to acknowledge that the 2020 presidential race still has a woman in it: Her.
She’s also upset that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and “their corporate media partners” for changing the rules of the next Democratic presidential debate, shutting her out of the event.
“You hear a lot of talk. We just celebrated International Women’s Day and the progress that women are making around the world,” Gabbard said on “Fox News at Night,” as reported by The Hill.
“But when it comes to actually making sure that — in this presidential primary — that the only woman candidate left in the race, the only woman of color, and the first female combat veteran ever to run for the presidency has a voice, the DNC and their corporate media partners say, ‘No thanks. Actually, that’s not what we want the American people to hear,'” she continued.
Under previous rules, Gabbard would have be able to participate in the next debate because she earned one delegate — from American Samoa — during the Super Tuesday primaries.
Gabbard further argued that the DNC’s decision, barring her from the debate, simply ensures that voters will “not have the opportunity to make that best-informed decision about who our next commander in chief should be.”
“We’re not seeing these other candidates bringing to the forefront the issues that I am about the need to bring, this sea change in our foreign policy, to stop waging these wasteful regime change wars toppling dictators in other countries, the new Cold War nuclear arms race, all of which are not making us any safer,” Gabbard continued.
“And instead, redirect our taxpayer dollars towards really serving the very urgent pressing needs that the American people here at home all across the country are very concerned about. Things like the coronavirus, for example.”