GOP Candidate Carly Fiorina finished seventh in the Iowa caucuses, ahead of Governors John Kasich and Chris Christie , and yet she has been excluded from the final GOP debate before the NH primary. She joins Morning Joe to share her thoughts on that.
From the Hill:
Fiorina, the only female candidate on the Republican side, failed to meet any prong of the network’s criteria. She did not finish within the top three in the Iowa caucuses and is not averaging in the top six in polls both nationally and in New Hampshire.
ABC announced its debate lineup Friday afternoon, which includes Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, John Kasich, and Chris Christie. Jim Gilmore is the only other active GOP candidate to miss the cut along with Fiorina, but he rarely registers in most polls.
Fiorina had petitioned the Republican National Committee to step in and force her inclusion into the debate. The RNC did not return a request to comment on that request.
In her letter to the RNC, Fiorina noted that she finished higher than Christie and Kasich in Iowa while winning the same number of delegates—one—in the caucuses as Bush. She also pointed out that she’s raised more money and has more cash on hand than Christie and Kasich.
She joins Morning Joe to share her thoughts on that.