Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel pledged Tuesday the RNC would advise future presidential nominees to refuse cooperation with the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) after the supposedly non-partisan group operated as a Democrat campaign arm last fall.
“After repeated missteps and partisan actions that underscored its biases last cycle,” McDaniel wrote in a statement, “it’s clear that the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) is no longer providing the fair and impartial forum for presidential debates which the law requires and the American people deserve.”
At issue was the CPD’s refusal to host a single debate before early voting began in an election that would be decided by less than 43,000 ballots across three tipping-point states. McDaniel is demanding the debate commission pledge to holding at least one debate before voting begins in any state, “and in no case after the deadline for states to mail absentee ballots to uniformed and overseas voters.”
The group’s board of directors meanwhile, made