In an interview with National Public Radio (NPR), House Majority Whip James Clyburn suggested that the Democratic National Committee “step in” and cancel the remaining presidential primaries and debates if it appears frontrunner Joe Biden is likely to win the nomination, according to Breitbart News.
“I think when the night is over, Joe Biden will be the prohibitive favorite to win the Democratic nomination,” Clyburn said. “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.
“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,” he added.
Breitbart notes that Clyburn’s suggestion comes only days after the DNC announced it was changing the format for the upcoming primary debate in Arizona to allow the candidates to sit and take questions from the audience. The change was interpreted by many to favor the gaffe-prone Biden over radical rival Bernie Sanders.