Four women and no men will moderate the fifth Democratic presidential primary debate in Georgia.
One of the moderators in particular Rachel Maddow has drew scrutiny from conservatives.
Several conservatives argued on social media, Maddow is not fit to be a moderator when news first hit she would be a moderator in a previous debate in June.
A debate moderator is a person whose role is to act as a “neutral” participant in a debate or discussion, holds participants to time limits and tries to keep them from straying off the topic of the question.. and they choose @maddow?? New episode of Punked??
A debate moderator is a person whose role is to act as a "neutral" participant in a debate or discussion, holds participants to time limits and tries to keep them from straying off the topic of the question.. and they choose @maddow?? New episode of Punked?? https://t.co/vgLoQYS4tC
— Jrob (@jrobintellect) June 12, 2019
NBC reports the fifth Democratic presidential primary debate in Georgia will have four moderators, MSNBC announced on Wednesday — and all of them are women.
Moderating the Nov. 20 event, which is being co-hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post, will be Rachel Maddow, host of “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC; Andrea Mitchell, host of “Andrea Mitchell Reports” on MSNBC and NBC News’ chief foreign affairs correspondent; Kristen Welker, NBC News’ White House correspondent; and Ashley Parker, a White House reporter for The Washington Post.
The debate will likely feature a smaller lineup of candidates than the dozen who qualified for October’s debate in Ohio — only nine candidates have qualified for the debate stage so far, according to an unofficial NBC News tally. It will also be shorter than the three-hour October debate — it’s scheduled to air from 9 to 11 p.m. ET.
It will air live on MSNBC and will also stream on MSNBC.com and the Post’s website, as well as across mobile devices via NBC News and the Post’s mobile apps.
The city, venue and format will be announced at a later date, according to MSNBC.
This article first appeared on TheConservativeOpinion.com