DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is refusing to move on debate numbers after the top three candidates said they were open to more debates.
“We’re going to have six debates,” Wasserman Shultz told reporters. “Period.”
The DNC Chair has come under heavy criticism from Democrats nationwide for this year’s limited debate schedule, which would see only six debates take place between candidates.
A new rule also means that candidates are not allowed to take place in any debate that is not sanctioned by the DNC, or be ruled out of appearing in an official DNC debate.
Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley labelled the new rules as ‘rigged’ and ‘ridiculous’. Senator Bernie Sanders has called for more debates, calling for the Democratic Party to debate early and often.
Hillary Clinton has also said she was open to more debates.