Federalist Publisher and Fox News Contributor Ben Domenech railed the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) Wednesday as a “feeble aged remnant of a time when there were just three channels on TV.”
“It’s long past time we got rid of format restrictions and anchors with obvious bias,” Domenech said. “I would rather watch a debate moderated by Tucker Carlson and Rachel Maddow or Laura Ingraham and Van Jones than submit to the likes of the aggressively hackish John Harwood.”
Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel released a statement Wednesday with potential to extinguish the debate commission for good after last fall’s partisan conduct manipulating rules in favor of Joe Biden. Absent significant changes to the debate commission’s rules for 2024, McDaniel pledged the GOP would advise presidential candidates to refrain from participation in any event sponsored by the commission.
“The Republican Party needs assurances that the CPD will make meaningful reforms to the debate process by working with the stakeholders