Cruz challenges next GOP debate lineup; here’s who made the cut

ABC News announced the lineup for Saturday’s Republican presidential debate — and Iowa caucus winner Ted Cruz is not happy with it.

Frontrunner Donald Trump will once again be manning the center podium during the candidates’ final face-off before the New Hampshire primary, according to the network. But that’s not what has Cruz so steamed.

It’s who won’t be appearing at all that concerns him — former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina.

The Texas senator announced Thursday that it was a mistake to exclude her, and called upon the Republican National Committee and ABC News to place her on the stage because “she would add a beneficial element to the debate.”

Watch his statement via CNN.

Fiorina used social media to express her gratitude for Cruz’s support:

Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore also didn’t make the cut.

Cruz and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will be standing next to Trump.

The remaining candidates who qualified for the debate are Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

GOP ABC lineup

Source: ABC News

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120 thoughts on “Cruz challenges next GOP debate lineup; here’s who made the cut

  1. LittleRoot_48 says:

    Trade “momma’s boy” Jeb for Carly. I love Barbara Bush, but she was pathetic in her attempt to shove Jeb down our throats. Reminded me of kindergarten mothers I used to deal with. For Heaven’s sake, he is an ADULT!!! He doesn’t need a helicopter mommie to promote him.

  2. ElderAmbassador says:

    The RNC keeps asking me for money and they just can’t figure out why there is none forthcoming. Look inward you elitist jerks! Carli did not poll well in NH so she is OUT, even though she beat Bush, Christie, and Kasich in Iowa. If I was Iowa, I’d go to war with NH and destroy their drug stash, along with all the psudo ballots.

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