in the vicinityVideoCory Booker unhappy with DNC debate rules; Joe Biden spars with caucus goer
Democrats swarm to Iowa as caucus looms; Peter Doocy reports from Des Moines.
The democratic presidential candidates Cory Booker and Julian Castro, criticized the Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Thursday for a process that they believe favors the white candidate over the minority candidate.
Their criticism follows California Sen. Kamala Harris’ withdrawal from the 2020 presidential election on Tuesday, so that only white candidates to qualify for the next democratic debate.
Both Booker and Castro increased their donations to Harris’ departure, but they are unlikely to reach the 4-percent hurdle in four approved surveys prior to Dec. 19 debate in Los Angeles-is a prerequisite to taking part in the debate.
Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker poses for photos after one of the black men’s round table on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 in Columbia, S. C.
Speaks to supporters at a campaign stop in Des Moines on Thursday, Booker threw the DNC to undermine, the party of values.
“It is really unfortunate that the party has the quest for justice and fairness and Integration, said a number of rules are undermined so easily,” Booker.
In an E-Mail to Politico, Castro lamented the lack of diversity in the candidates, ” if you meet the DNC requirements for qualification for the next debate.”
“This process needs to be corrected,” he said.
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The DNC defends its rules, and pointed out that the 2020 campaign “was the most comprehensive process of discussion with more women and candidates of color participating in more debates than billionaires.”
DNC spokeswoman Xochitl Hinojosa said the Committee is “qualifying criteria has low extremely during the entire process.”
To qualify for the Dec. 19 debate in Los Angeles, the candidates must of 200,000 unique donor and at least 4 percent support in four approved surveys.
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Hinojosa said that no candidate who is not satisfied gone with this requirement at this point in the campaign for the candidacy.