2020 Democrat Plans On-Site Protest After Being Shut Out of Debate

The Democratic Party seems to be having a bit of trouble reining in their 2020 field.

They had one of the largest candidates fields in modern history, with nearly two dozen politicians, authors, and billionaires all vying for the nomination at varying times during the run-up to the primary season.

Of course, this created a headache for party organizers, who were soon forced to adjust the qualifying process for the debates in order to keep the election focused and on-track.  Unfortunately, not every candidate is taking these new restrictions lying down.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, is protesting CNN after the network snubbed her from a Democratic town hall just days before the New Hampshire primary on Feb. 11.

Last week, CNN announced its lineups for a two-night town hall event set in New Hampshire on Wednesday and Thursday. The event is set to feature eight Democrat candidates: former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.; businessman Andrew Yang and billionaire Democratic donor Tom Steyer on the first night, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and former Gov. Deval Patrick, D-Mass., on the second night.

Gabbard was noticeably missing from CNN’s roster despite her outpolling Patrick in the national polls and outpolling  Patrick, Steyer and Yang in New Hampshire. Her campaign is now set to hold a demonstration outside the New Hampshire venue where the CNN town halls will take place, in response to not being invited.

“This attempt to silence Tulsi is bigger than one person — it’s our right as voters to hear from ALL the candidates, and to have our voices represented. No institution should be allowed to get away with censoring democracy: That’s why we’re standing up to CNN on Wednesday, February 5th, demanding that our voices be heard,” the Gabbard campaign said.

Tulsi has already tussled with Democratic diva Hillary Clinton during the 2020 primary election, with the former First Lady proclaiming that the Hawaii Congresswoman was a “Russian asset” sent to spoil the Democrats’ chances in 2020.