On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” 2020 presidential candidate Montana Governor Steve Bullock (D) criticized the DNC’s debate criteria by saying they allowed fellow 2020 Democrat Tom Steyer to “buy a spot on the debate stage” and are “less inclusive” than the Republican Party’s criteria from the previous presidential election.
Bullock said, “I think the DNC rules were well-intentioned, but what it really has done is allowed like a billionaire to buy a spot on the debate stage. Tom Steyer just spent $10 million to get 130,000 donors. We’re getting to the point where, as — we’re spending money online, as opposed to actually talking to voters. The Republican Party all throughout the year before, 2015, had a 1% threshold. It’s a rough day when Democrats are less inclusive than Republicans.”
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