The Twitter account for Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D., Hawaii) launched an attack on MSNBC for its handling of the first Democratic presidential debate while she was still on the debate stage.
“It’s clear who MSNBC wants to be president: Elizabeth Warren. They’re giving her more time than all the other candidates combined. They aren’t giving any time to Tulsi at all,” tweeted the account for the Hawaii congresswoman Wednesday night.
It’s clear who MSNBC wants to be president: Elizabeth Warren. They’re giving her more time than all the other candidates combined. They aren’t giving any time to Tulsi at all. -V (Tulsi’s sister)
— Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) June 27, 2019
A postscript noted the tweet was sent by “V (Tulsi’s sister),” likely her sister Vrindavan. Politico reported in January that Gabbard’s sister was playing a large role in her nascent campaign after her campaign manager and consulting firm bailed only two-and-a-half weeks after she announced.
Gabbard’s campaign wasn’t wrong about the allotment of time; she had twice as much speaking time as the next closest candidate twenty-two minutes into the debate, while Gabbard herself was in the bottom half. But not long afterward, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker eclipsed Warren to have the most speaking time for the first hour of the debate.
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