Again? Well you have gotta take your hat off to her for making a statement! Fearless and tenacious, huh?
The arrest of Green Party presidential and vice presidential candidates Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala outside the presidential debate venue on Tuesday night highlights serious questions about the influence of the Commission for Presidential Debates (CPD) on the outcomes of election day.
Stein and Honkala have been campaigning to be allowed to speak at the presidential debates since August of this year. However, their requests and petitions to participate have fallen on deaf ears. They were excluded from Tuesday’s debate despite the fact that their names will appear on 85% of the ballots, enough ballots required to be elected president and vice president of the United States. The federal government has also approved Stein’s campaign for matching funds, recognizing her as a qualified presidential candidate.