The Democratic National Committee recently adopted a new rule that could keep Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) from earning the Democratic 2020 presidential nomination.
The rule, which was adopted on Friday, would prevent political outsiders from seeking the nomination, according to a Newsweek report.
A photo shared on Twitter by Randi Weingarten, a member of the DNC and president of the American Federation of Teachers, showed the committee’s rules and bylaws change.
“@DNC #RBC just changed the rules to ensure to run for President as a Democrat you need to be a Democrat,” Weingarten tweeted.
@DNC #RBC just changed the rules to ensure to run for President as a Democrat you need to be A Democrat pic.twitter.com/RyHhV0Exhr
— Randi Weingarten (@rweingarten) June 8, 2018
So what are the new rules?
When a Democratic presidential candidate announces his candidacy publicly, he must publicly affirm that he is a Democrat.
Each candidate must also affirm “in writing, to the National Chairperson