‘It does hurt’: Democratic congressman laments all-white 2020 debate stage

Democratic Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego decried that there may be only white candidates on the December Democratic debate stage.

Gallego called it a “problem” that only white candidates have qualified for the upcoming debate in the wake of Sen. Kamala Harris’s decision to drop out of the race. During an interview on CNN, Gallego said it “hurt” that candidates like Cory Booker and Julian Castro have not qualified for the debate.

“These campaigns that actually are extremely well staffed with very diverse staff and many have great experience and history with different communities,” said Gallego. “It does hurt though not to see some very well-qualified people of
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