C-SPAN’s political editor Steve Scully will be moderating the town hall-style debate between Donald Trump and Biden in Miami Florida on October 15, but multiple reports about his past have many concerned about the event.
Even more concerning for critics are some of Scully’s past tweets, one of which includes him being pictured with Biden in 2016 at a party.
“Gotta love the @VP at the Biden Beach Bash ’16,” Scully tweeted along with the photo.
— Steve Scully (@SteveScully) June 4, 2016
Another tweet shows Scully sharing an article in 2016 arguing against Trump being president “ever.”
So this is the guy who will be moderating the next Trump v. Biden debate? https://t.co/CJkCH6ZjL9
— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) October 1, 2020
“If @SteveScully had any integrity, he’d recuse himself asap,” conservative actor Adam Baldwin tweeted in reaction to reports about Scully’s past.
— Adam Baldwin (@AdamBaldwin) October 1, 2020
“If you thought Chris Wallace was biased, you ain’t seen nothing yet!” Newsmax political correspondent DeAnna Lorraine added.
Steve Scully will be moderating the next debate.
If you thought Chris Wallace was biased, you ain’t seen nothing yet! pic.twitter.com/gg9k2JSsZa
— DeAnna Lorraine 🇺🇸 (@DeAnna4Congress) October 1, 2020
This seems fair:
Second Presidential Debate Moderator Steve Scully Interned for Joe Biden https://t.co/000IAUKcsH
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) October 1, 2020
Previous debate moderator Chris Wallace was already accused of being biased by conservatives, including Trump himself. After Wallace failed to maintain order on Tuesday night and the two candidates devolved into interruptions and bickering, the Commission on Presidential Debates promised “additional structure” for the future events, though both Trump and his campaign had pushed back against changes, with campaign senior advisor Jason Miller even blasting the Commission as biased against Trump and full of “permanent swamp creatures.”
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