The Republican National Committee has voted to withdraw from the Commission on Presidential Debates.
This decision was long overdue, but better late than never.
The commission is responsible for always picking left wing journalists to moderate debates who then end up arguing with the Republican candidate more than the Democrat on stage.
FOX News reports:
RNC votes to withdraw from Commission on Presidential Debates
The Republican National Committee unanimously voted to withdraw from the Commission on Presidential Debates.
The RNC clarified that it is not moving away from the presidential debate format, but is rather objecting to the CPD’s control over the process. The CPD has organized presidential and vice presidential debates for more than 30 years. RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel made the announcement in a statement Thursday.
“Debates are an important part of the democratic process, and the RNC is committed to free and fair debates,” McDaniel said in the statement. “The Commission on Presidential Debates is biased and has refused to enact simple and commonsense reforms to help ensure fair debates including hosting debates before voting begins and selecting moderators who have never worked for candidates on the debate stage.”
“Today, the RNC voted to withdraw from the biased CPD, and we are going to find newer, better debate platforms to ensure that future nominees are not forced to go through the biased CPD in order to make their case to the American people,” she added.
The RNC went on to list a number of complaints with how the CPD handled previous elections, such as not hosting the first debate in 2020 until 26 states had already begun early voting.
This was the right move.
The RNC made the right move pulling out of the Committee of Presidential debates… Over and over again we watched moderators like Chris Wallace argue with Trump rather than… moderate. It's time for a change.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) April 14, 2022
Today, the RNC voted to withdraw from the biased CPD, and we are going to find newer, better debate platforms to ensure that future nominees are not forced to go through the biased CPD in order to make their case to the American people. pic.twitter.com/v8YdXyr3wX
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) April 14, 2022
The GOP is not walking away from debates.
We are walking away from the Commission on Presidential Debates.
It is biased and does not serve the interest of the American people.https://t.co/hSdZaFbvlL
— GOP (@GOP) April 14, 2022
The American people are tired of the biased debates. Congrats to the RNC for getting this done.