Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel excoriated the Commission on Presidential Debates in a letter on Tuesday, threatening to advise any future Republican nominee against participating in general election presidential debates unless significant changes are made to the commission.
The letter is the latest example of the top Republican committee litigating something that was a key concern for former President Donald Trump during his time in the White House.
McDaniel argues that unless certain changes are made, the committee will push all its future nominees to decline any general election debates hosted by the nonpartisan commission.
Read the full article. As you may recall, Trump refused to take part in the second 2020 presidential debate, which was to have been virtual due to his COVID diagnosis. For the third debate, a mute button was deployed against Trump because he had refused to obey the first debate’s moderator, Fox News host Chris Wallace. McDaniel wants veto power over future moderators based their perceived bias.
The RNC chair is excoriating the Commission on Presidential Debates, “threatening to advise any future Republican nominee against participating in general election presidential debates unless significant changes are made to the commission,” @Merica reports https://t.co/aMqEuQ6UAy
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) June 2, 2021