Democrats are in a frenzy to try and shut down the debates and primaries to protect Joe Biden. Is Bernie getting screwed again by Democrats?
James Clyburn (see below) and James Carville both said they believe that Biden should be the nominee and that there shouldn’t be more debates or primaries.
James Carville went full “this is about the voters” mode during an interview with Rachel Maddow on MSNBC. He said Sanders should drop out of the presidential race to “bring this party together.”
“Let’s shut this puppy down and let’s move on and worry about November. This thing is decided. There’s no reason to keep it going, not even a day longer.”
"Let's shut this puppy down and… worry about November. This thing is decided."
James Carville reacts to Joe Biden's projected victories in Michigan, Missouri, and Mississippi pic.twitter.com/BAAvy7HSLI
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 11, 2020
An extended video of Carville’s interview:
House Majority Whip James Clyburn also called for the DNC to cancel primaries and debates to protect Joe Biden from saying something that he “cannot overcome.”
Clyburn told NPR:
“I think when the night is over, Joe Biden will be the prohibitive favorite to win the Democratic nomination, and quite frankly, if the night ends the way it has begun, I think it is time for us to shut this primary down, it is time for us to cancel the rest of these debates…because you don’t do anything but get yourself in trouble if you continue in this contest when it’s obvious that the numbers will not shake out for you.”
Clyburn later added that Biden will get “himself into trouble” and will say something that he “cannot overcome.”