Sanders: Castro, Booker, Gabbard, And Yang "Played By The Rules," Bloomberg "Got The Rules Changed" Because He's A Billionaire | Video | RealClearPolitics

Sanders: Castro, Booker, Gabbard, And Yang "Played By The Rules," Bloomberg "Got The Rules Changed" Because He's A Billionaire

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During a press conference Thursday in New Hampshire, Sen. Bernie Sanders blasted his Democratic primary rival Michael Bloomberg and the DNC after the head of the Democratic National Committee on Thursday demanded a recanvass of the results in the Iowa caucus.

DNC Chairman Tom Perez declared that "enough is enough" as he responded to ongoing technical issues that have prevented Iowa's caucus results from being released all week. As of Thursday night, Senator Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg were locked in a virtual tie.

"Rules are rules, people like Julian Castro played by the rules, campaigned hard, Cory Booker played by the rules, Tulsi Gabbard played by the rules, Andrew Yang played by the rules... They have worked really, really hard, and based by the rules determined by the DNC, they were unable to participate in one or more debates," Sanders said. "And now suddenly, a guy comes in who did not campaign one bit... But he's worth $55 billion."

"What has happened with the Iowa Democratic Party is an outrage... Now suddenly a guy comes in who does not campaign one bit in Iowa, New Hampshire, he’s not on the ballot I guess in Nevada or South Carolina, but he’s worth $55 billion," Sanders said, referring to Michael Bloomberg. “I guess if you’re worth $55 billion you can get the rules changed for a debate. So to answer your question: I think that is an absolute outrage and really unfair."

"I say this because these guys are my friends -- like Cory Booker, Julian Castro, or Tulsi Gabbard... They were excluded because they're not multi-billionaires."



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