Former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole said on Twitter on Friday that despite their professed commitment to bipartisanship, the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) is biased. Dole said while there are professing Republicans on the commission, “none of them support” President Donald Trump.
“The Commission on Presidential Debates is supposedly bipartisan w/ an equal number of Rs and Ds. I know all of the Republicans and most are friends of mine. I am concerned that none of them support @realDonaldTrump. A biased Debate Commission is unfair.”
Dole’s announcement comes as the CPD, whose members have an average age over 71 years, continues to suffer attacks for its poor handling of the 2020 debates.
Not only has the commission changed the rules for the debate, claiming that “additional structure should be added to the format of the remaining debates to ensure a more orderly discussion of the issues,” and even moving the second presidential debate to a virtual format after rising fears of COVID-19 transmission despite the distance between candidates onstage, but it also chose at least two blatantly biased moderators.
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