Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) says the Democratic presidential primary’s superdelegate rules are designed to stop candidates like Bernie Sanders.
“I think clearly that the superdelegate model was designed to stop outsider candidates like Sanders, and in that sense, they’re doing what they’re designed to do,” Gingrich said Tuesday on Fox News’s “Fox and Friends.”
He added that the rising frustration of the Vermont senator’s supporters shows that the Democratic primary process has major flaws.
“If you look at the bitterness in Nevada, the bitterness in Alaska, these Democratic conventions, they actually have a greater tension going into their convention than the Republicans do,” Gingrich said. “Nobody would have guessed that two months ago.”
Nevada’s Democratic convention erupted in turmoil Saturday, with Sanders’s supporters booing Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and angrily protesting the state’s delegate rules.