Democrat Candidate Considers Boycotting Debate

Via The Washington Examiner:

Tulsi Gabbard said she is weighing sitting out of Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate in order to bring attention to a debate process that she argues is undemocratic.

 “The DNC and the corporate media are essentially trying to usurp your role as voters in choosing who our Democratic nominee will be,” Gabbard said in a video released Thursday. “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 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.”

The Hawaii congresswoman and Iraq veteran is 1 of 12 Democratic presidential hopefuls slated to appear in Ohio on Tuesday for a debate hosted by CNN and the New York Times.

“In order to bring attention to this serious threat to our democracy and to ensure that your voice is heard, I’m seriously considering boycotting the next debate on October 15th,” Gabbard said. “I’m going to announce my decision within the next few days.”