Gabbard: Debates With 60-Second Answers Are Charades To Help Networks Get Ratings And Advertisers


Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) talks about being excluded from Thursday's debate and how the DNC "gatekeepers" want to decide who is the party's nominee in an interview with FOX News host Tucker Carlson.

"The DNC is trying to basically send a message to the American people that they are the all-powerful gatekeepers and that they're the ones who have the power to decide who should be considered to be our Democratic nominee or not. But the reality is that voters in this country have that power," Gabbard said Wednesday on FOX News. "That's where I'm focused, I'm focused on reaching out to and connecting with voters. They're the ones I'm committed to serving."

"Part of the problem, with these debates, is with these 30-second answers, 60-second answers, you're not really giving voters the chance to hear where do we stand on these issues, what motivates us, why are we doing what we're doing, what experience and credibility do we bring to the job of president and this huge responsibility as serving as commander in chief," Gabbard said.

"Really all it becomes is an opportunity for the hosting media network to get high ratings or make some money off of it," she said of the debates. "The whole thing is a charade. And it doesn't serve voters. That's the biggest problem here."

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