Ronna McDaniel says RNC will advise Republican Presidential candidates to skip debates unless “significant reforms” are made

GOP Chairwoman said the RNC will advise Republican Presidential candidates to skip debates unless reforms are made.

McDaniel tweeted:

The Commission on Presidential Debates’ repeated missteps & partisan actions last year make clear that it no longer provides an impartial forum.

If mistakes are not corrected, the RNC will advise future Republican candidates against participating in CPD-hosted debates. (1/4)

It is inexcusable that the CPD waited to host a single debate until after the start of early voting in 8 states, absentee voting in 26 states, and uniformed/overseas voting in all 50 states. (2/4)

Additionally, the CPD undermined the conditions for a fair debate last year:

→ CPD selected a moderator that previously worked for Biden

→ 6 of the 10 CPD board members made anti-Trump comments

→ Switched second debate to a “virtual” format

(3/4)

 

McDaniel says in the letter “The CPD’s repeated missteps and the partisan actions of its Board Members make clear that the organization no longer provides the fair and impartial forum for presidential debates which the law requires and the American people deserve,” McDaniel charged in her letter.”

“Unless the CPD adopts significant reforms to ensure that it better fulfills this important, nonpartisan function, the RNC will have no choice but to advise its future nominees against participating in CPD-hosted debates,” she continues.

McDaniel added that it’s the RNC’s “sincere hope…that the CPD accepts this criticism and works to correct its mistakes.”