The Presidential debate commission has adopted new rules for the final Trump-Biden debate and will mute microphones to allow both participants 2 minutes of interrupted time per segment during their opening statements.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Debate commission adopts new rules to mute microphones to allow Trump, Biden 2 minutes of uninterrupted time per segment.
— Mike Balsamo (@MikeBalsamo1) October 19, 2020
Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien spoke out against the new rule in a letter to the commission.
Stepien argued “It is completely unacceptable for anyone to wield such power, and a decision to proceed with that change amounts to turning further editorial control of the debate over to the Commission which has already demonstrated its partiality to Biden.”
October 9th, former Republican Senator Bob Dole tweeted “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,” he added.