Yang to MSNBC: Apologize 'on-air' for lack of speaking time during debate

2020 Democratic hopeful Andrew YangAndrew YangYang's new party will be called 'The Forward Party' Andrew Yang planning to launch third party: report Poll: 73 percent of Democratic voters would consider voting for Biden in the 2024 primary MORE tweeted Saturday that he refuses to appear on MSNBC until the network apologizes "on-air" for the entrepreneur's lack of speaking time during this week's Democratic primary debate in Atlanta.

"Was asked to appear on @msnbc this weekend - and told them that I’d be happy to after they apologize on-air, discuss and include our campaign consistent with our polling, and allow surrogates from our campaign as they do other candidates,'" Yang tweeted.

"They think we need them. We don’t," he added.


Wednesday's debate was co-moderated by MSNBC and The Washington Post.

According to The New York Times, Yang spoke for six minutes and 48 seconds, the least of any candidate on the stage.

By comparison, Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Warren11 senators urge House to pass .5T package before infrastructure bill Senate Democrats seeking information from SPACs, questioning 'misaligned incentives' UN secretary-general blasts space tourism MORE (D-Mass.), former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTexas announces election audit in four counties after Trump demand Pennsylvania AG sues to block GOP subpoenas in election probe House passes sweeping defense policy bill MORE and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegDOJ sues to block JetBlue-American Airlines partnership On The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Pelosi plows full speed ahead on jam-packed agenda Blumenthal calls on Buttigieg to investigate American Airlines-JetBlue partnership MORE all spoke for more than 12 minutes.

Yang's latest tweet comes after he initially knocked the network on Thursday with the phrase "#MSNBCFearsYang."

MSNBC didn't immediately respond to The Hill's request for comment.