Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb will consider an independent bid for president amid protests by the candidate that the Democratic Party rigged last week's debate for Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonCould President Hillary heal a divided nation? Trump lands first major newspaper endorsement Clinton: Trump's election talk poses 'threat to our democracy' MORE.
"It was rigged in terms of who was going to get the time on the floor by the way that Anderson Cooper was selecting people to supposedly respond to something someone else said," Webb told the audience last week at an event for the Council on Foreign Relations.
"It's very difficult to win a debate when you don't have the opportunity to speak the same amount of time on issues as the other two did."
Webb, a Vietnam veteran and former senator from Virginia, is averaging just over 1 percent in an average of recent polls, according to a RealClearPolitics analysis. That's ahead of both former Govs. Martin O'Malley (Md.) and Lincoln Chafee (R.I.).