Former VA Senator Jim Webb is expected to announce his withdrawal from the 2016 Presidential race today during a 1 p.m. speech at the National Press Club.

The Real Clear Politics Average currently has Webb polling at just over 1% nationally. Last night the Webb campaign teased the idea of an Independent run; however, new reports from this morning say that Webb will “take time off” to consider his options.

Via The Hill:

Webb is said to be frustrated by the huge amounts of money needed to run for president, and has accused national Democrats of clearing the way for Hillary Clinton to be the party’s nominee.

Last month, he said in an interview that the Democratic National Committee is about as useful to the candidates as “sticking your hand in a wood chipper.”

After the first Democratic presidential debate, in which Webb spoke for 15 minutes compared to 30 for Clinton, he said the network had “rigged” the proceedings in favor of the former secretary of State.

“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 said.

“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.”

There’s some merit to Twitter’s reaction:


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