Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel said Tuesday that the Commission on Presidential Debate’s decision to mute the microphones of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden to prevent interruptions during Thursday’s final presidential debate constitutes election interference.
In an appearance on Outnumbered Overtime on Fox News, McDaniel assured that Trump was planning on attending the second and final debate with Biden, but that the commission, which is completely bipartisan, is biased against the president:
Well of course the president is going to debate. He looks forward to getting in front of the American people and debating Joe Biden, but he’s right. The commission has been stacked against him from day one. It’s part of the corruption that we’ve seen in Washington. They don’t like Donald Trump. This is a city that is plugged in for Joe Biden.
McDaniel complained that the Trump campaign was not consulted about the rule change, even though it is entirely up to the commission:
And to have this supposed non-partisan commission continue to make rule changes without consulting the Trump campaign, break promises they made to the Trump campaign, to unilaterally make decisions that ended the second debate, it’s just really shameful and they’re hurting the American people.
Apparently, not permitting candidates to waste precious time interrupting each other is the commission’s way of interfering with the election (unlike, say, sabotaging the United States Postal Service):
And it is a form of election interference. I hope this commission does not exist after this. I certainly don’t consider them non-partisan. They do not deserve that status.
Aw, poor Republicans:
You have not worked on behalf of the Republican party, because you have a bunch of of never-Trumpers on that commission. And you know who said that best? Bob Dole. And Bob Dole’s not a flamethrower. He is somebody who speaks the truth, and he said I know these people and this has not been a good process.
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