U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, delivers a nomination for a lecture for sen. Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 26, 2016.
A house is a Democrat, drawing heat in your home state for your history of refusal to participate in debates before the primary elections.
But ironically, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, resigned from her position at the Democratic National Committee in 2016, because they believed that the party had not planned enough debates among its presidential candidates this year.
Gabbard has refused to debate their opponents before the Aug. 11 primary in Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District, continiung a pattern of snubbing reported their primary opponent every time, since he was elected to Congress six years ago, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Challenger Sherry Campagna criticizes Tulsi Gabbard for ducking debate https://t.co/uP9ysfjgMn pic.twitter.com/3xIyL1ia2v
— Star-Advertiser (@Star Advertiser) 30. June 2018
“Blocking debate does not happen-participation is the opposite of democracy,” said Sherry Campagna, Gabbard’s chief primary Challenger for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District. “I asked for a debate. I received peace, which presents only a selection.”
The debate, dodge, is not an unusual tactic for the incumbents. But the backlash against Gabbard is nourished by the insistence of her past comments, the former Democratic National Committee Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the increase in the number of debates during the 2016 Democratic presidential primary campaign, calling it a question of “democracy”, the Star-Advertiser reported.
At the time, said Gabbard be further discussions “to listen to the American people the opportunity to hear from these presidential candidates, what she has to say, to hold them accountable for their views and their positions,” the paper reported, citing CNN.
“Blocking debate does not happen-participation is the opposite of democracy.”
– Sherry Alu Campagna, Prefixes Challenger
Gabbard even resigned from her office as the DNC to support Vice-Chairman, then-candidate Bernie Sanders to plan after reaching an impasse over the debate, the Daily reported Beast.
In the same year, Gabbard also several debate requests from your refused then-primary Challenger, Shay Chan Hodges, the Star-Advertiser reported. Hodges had privately asked her to meet for debates about the state, but the only debate arising, the season was, if Gabbard publicly declared that they never received such a request.
“(I)t is the right thing to do, for the voters.”
– Scott Humber, news director, Hawaii News Now
Since this year, the primary approaches, the TV station Hawaii News Now has tried for more than a month, to plan, to participate in a debate between Gabbard and the Campagna, but Gabbard declined again, news director Scott Humber, the Star-Advertiser said.
“(I)t is the right thing to do, for the voters,” Humber said he would keep open the invitation, wrote in an E-Mail.
Meanwhile, Erika Tsuji, a spokeswoman for Gabbard, the newspaper said, Gabbard has more important priorities in their home state when they return from their duties in Washington.
The members of Congress “to spend limited, precious time, which you will be able to be home with their constituents, discussing issues of importance,” Tsuji in a Mail wrote, “including the difficulties they have due to the natural disasters of the recent time on Kauai, Oahu, Hawaiii island, especially the victims of the Puna lava flow, as well as the fulfilment of their National Guard service requirements.”