GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has a jab for GOP frontrunners Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson, suggesting they threatened to boycott the CNBC debate because they were worried about answering questions for three hours and saying they are acting like politicians.
“Well, I think apparently they’re worried about answering questions for three hours,” Fiorina said to Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Thursday night. “For heaven sakes, we have 10 candidates on stage,” Fiorina stated. “I don’t think three hours is a long time.”
“They also apparently asked for prepared statements,” Fiorina alleged of Carson and Trump, reports The Hill. “You know, prepared statements are what politicians do.”
“So, honestly, here are two outsiders supposedly. Donald Trump and Ben Carson – they sound a lot like politicians tonight to me.”
Trump and Carson threatened to boycott the CNBC Debate October 28 in Boulder, Colorado if it was three hours instead of two hours. However, reports emerged Friday that CNBC is keeping the debate at a two hour time limit.
“Maybe the establishment wants fewer debates but I think the American people really like them,” Fiorina said.
“I think we ought to stand and answer as many questions as we can,” she said. “When there are so many issues facing the American people, I think it’s actually quite important.”
Fiorina then commented on the Democrat debate earlier in the week, criticizing Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for giving Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton a pass on her email scandal. Fiorina went on to say Clinton lied about both her email situation and Benghazi.
Fiorina also mocked Clinton for claiming to be an outsider because she’s a woman.
“She is the quintessential professional member of the political class. I think what we can expect her to do is play that gender card over and over and over.”