Dem Party Chair Changes 2020 Rules ‘Midstream’ After Saying ‘We Can’t Change The Rules Midstream’

Dem Party Chair Changes 2020 Rules 'Midstream' After Saying 'We Can't Change The Rules Midstream' 1


This year’s candidate debates could shape who Democrats pick as a nominee to run against Donald Trump, and now the party is changing some of the rules for who can be in the debates in the middle of the process, drawing criticism from candidates including Sen. Bernie Sanders and Tom Steyer. In this Special Report, MSNBC’s Ari Melber charts the role of debates, the controversial new DNC rule change, the impact on candidates including Mike Bloomberg, and how the DNC’s shift conflicts with statements the party chair Tom Perez made as recently as January, when he said, “we made the rules, they were very transparent, they're very inclusive, and we can't change the rules midstream.” (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. ). Aired on 02/13/20.
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Dem Party Chair Changes 2020 Rules 'Midstream' After Saying 'We Can't Change The Rules Midstream'

56 Comments on "Dem Party Chair Changes 2020 Rules ‘Midstream’ After Saying ‘We Can’t Change The Rules Midstream’"

  1. Newsflash rat face you changed the rules for

    • @Nataona Tynes if you want a republican why don’t you just vote for Trump. their policys are the same. they are alike in so many ways. even down to being against minorities. he will say what you want to hear til elected and then never carry through on anything

    • Bloomberg is a great candidate, he doesn’t beg poor people for money, why should he meet a donations threshold if he does not bother to collect donations which he doesn’t really need, unlike Bernie “give me your money” Sanders

    • I know! Isn’t it fabulous? Maybe we can win now!

    • name no – Bernie “no foreign policy whatsoever” Sanders.

  2. Tom Perez must go! Now!

  3. The DNC changed the rules to let Bloomberg in.
    Tom here is lying thief and needs to resign!
    He was involved in the App in Iowa and is actively trying to stop Bernie.

  4. Its not a democracy when the rules get changed for a billionaire.

  5. ??? They did for Bloomberg

  6. Vicki Ross Tudor | February 13, 2020 at 8:09 PM | Reply

    For once I’d like to see just one process that isn’t convoluted and one political system that isn’t corrupted.

  7. What. MSNBC actually attacking the DNC. Wtf is going on? Must be a grudge with the Bloomberg network

  8. Finally MSNBC doesn’t sound like an arm of e DNC. Keep it up

  9. They accepted a bribe shortly before Bloomberg entered the race.

    • And bloomberg bribed the d.n.c to throw the caucases and election. Think on this what other caucus have they flipped coins to be elected?

  10. Any functioning adult 2020!

  11. Ari: “Tom Perez, in the words of Eminem, has ‘vomit on his sweater already, Mom’s spaghetti’”

  12. Corporate Democrats saw that Bernie might win and said uh oh 😨 gotta change the rules

  13. Tom Perez should resign.

  14. Bravo Ari, Good work. Credit where credit is due. To all the other commentators , don’t be hacks.

  15. they will cheat bernie. you can bank on it.

    • And if they don’t cheat Bernie, many of his supporters will still insist they did.
      I was for Bernie in 2016 and felt there was shady crap then. But Russia also put fuel on the fire, so I’m aware that we all have to be more skeptical about inflammatory information we hear. Bernie himself at the debate said all the candidates are United in supporting whomever gets the nomination. We must all commit to that too.

    • @Julie Nance I can not commit to that nor can many others. I must commit to ending dems and all fed law who have committed crimes high treasons and want communist globalism in america. Ss. I can never commit to socalism communism or globalism all three will make you a no rights slave with no constitution and no safety.

    • @Julie Nance “if” they don’t? They already are.

    • And then you suckers will still vote for them lol

  16. catawallupin bear | February 13, 2020 at 8:31 PM | Reply

    If someone says “new rules” in the middle of a game, the only sane response is to collect your ball and find better friends to play with.

  17. Charles Ritter | February 13, 2020 at 8:32 PM | Reply

    Seriously is anybody surprised by this?

  18. Bloomberg isn’t a Democrat, he’s an opportunist.

  19. cryptocerebral | February 13, 2020 at 8:39 PM | Reply

    Oh, sure, Bloomberg is not an oligarch 🧐 Here, I’ve got a bridge to sell you.

  20. Bloomberg is trying to buy the nomination. The people in control of the party seem to be okay with this. I really hope the voters aren’t.

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