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Fri Aug 23, 2019, 09:50 PM Aug 2019

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Dodges Debates [View all]

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, the congresswoman who resigned from a top Democratic Party post after protesting a lack of debates between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, is now refusing to debate her own Democratic opponent.

Arguing for more debates between Sanders and Hillary last October, Gabbard told MSNBC, “We’ve gotta have more opportunities for people to present their vision for our country, their plans, and to be held accountable for the positions that they’re taking.” After months of dissent over the Democratic debate schedule, Gabbard stepped down from her position as a Democratic National Committee vice chairwoman to endorse Sanders.

But now that Gabbard is being challenged by progressive activist Shay Chan Hodges, she is refusing to even respond to a request for debates.


I agree with Rep. Gabbard that conducting debates during a primary is critically important… That is why I urge Rep. Gabbard to remember the arguments she made for additional debates on Fox News and other media outlets and apply them to her own election.



Strange. She refused debates with her challengers then and wants debates now that she is running for President. She is in fact attacking the DNC for debate rules she signed on for. I apologize to her supporters, however this makes her a hypocrite.

I will debate only when I want to debate. Alrighty then. Do as I say not as I do.
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