RNC, Trump Camp Oppose Changing Debate Rules

The Hill reports:

The Republican National Committee and Trump campaign are signaling they will oppose changes to the presidential debate structure, after the nonpartisan commission that manages the events said it is exploring potential adjustments following the chaotic contest in Cleveland.

Appearing on Fox News, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said that the commission should not make any adjustments without the support of both campaigns and that the rules should not be changed “in the middle of the campaign,” after both sides agreed to specific parameters.

CBS News reported that the commission plans to implement a change that would cut off Trump or Biden’s microphone if either candidate breaks the rules. “They’re only doing this because their guy got pummeled last night,” Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh said in a statement.

The new rules may be issued later today.