NORTH CONWAY, N.H. — Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii says she’s nonetheless ready to listen to from CNN about why she wasn’t invited to participate in a sequence of city halls the cable information community is holding subsequent week within the state that holds the first primary within the race for the White House.
“We have reached out, I think, more than once, and we received no explanation. I don’t even think we’ve gotten a response to date about why they’re excluding the first female combat veteran ever to run for president, the only woman of color in the race,” the four-term congresswoman and Iraq War veteran mentioned Tuesday in an interview with Fox Information.
CNN announced final Friday that it could host a sequence of nationally televised city halls in New Hampshire on Feb. 5 and 6, just some days forward of the state’s Feb. 11 presidential major.
The 4 top-tier candidates within the race — former Vice President Joe Biden, Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, and former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg — made the reduce. So did Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang, billionaire environmental and progressive advocate Tom Steyer, and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.
Gabbard’s numbers in nationwide polls and in Iowa, which holds the primary contest within the presidential nomination calendar, are within the low single digits. However in New Hampshire — the place the candidate is spending nearly all of her time on the marketing campaign path — she’s at 5 p.c within the newest RealClearPolitics common of the newest surveys within the Granite State. That’s forward of Steyer and Patrick, who have been each invited to the city halls.
Fox Information reached out to CNN however had but to obtain a response on the time of publication.
“We’re still waiting for an answer,” Gabbard mentioned. “It’s really a disservice to voters in New Hampshire and across the country to not allow them the opportunity to hear from myself included with the other candidates as we head into election day.”
Within the interview, Gabbard dedicated to staying in New Hampshire by means of major day. She mentioned that she can be within the Granite State reasonably than in Iowa on Feb. 3, the night time the caucuses might be held.
“I’ve spent a lot of time in Iowa earlier on in the campaign, and we are here in New Hampshire for the duration all the way through election day on Feb. 11,” she mentioned.
Gabbard spoke with Fox Information after spending the afternoon snowboarding with supporters at Cranmore Mountain Resort in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. She was interviewed whereas the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump was persevering with within the nation’s capital.
Gabbard angered many Democrats by voting “current” when practically each different Home Democrat voted in favor of impeaching the president final month.
Requested whether or not or not the Home Democratic impeachment managers made an efficient case for convicting Trump throughout the Senate trial, and whether or not she’d vote in favor of permitting witnesses to testify if she have been within the Senate, Gabbard mentioned: “I’m not in the Senate and I haven’t been following what’s going on there very closely, to be honest. I’m not going to comment on that.”