C-SPAN host Steve Scully, a former intern for then-Senator Joe Biden, appeared to blame President Donald Trump on Thursday for his actions that ultimately led to him being suspended from the network after he admitted that he lied about being hacked on Twitter several days ago.
The admission comes in response to a tweet that Scully sent to Trump opponent Anthony Scaramucci where he asked Scaramucci if he should “respond to Trump.” The tweet instantly created controversy and drew widespread accusations of bias as Scully was scheduled to host a presidential debate between Trump and Biden.
In a statement given to CNN, Scully appeared to blame Trump for his actions as he portrayed himself as a victim.
“For several weeks, I was subjected to relentless criticism on social media and in conservative news outlets regarding my role as moderator for the second presidential debate, including attacks aimed directly at my family,” Scully wrote. “This culminated on Thursday, October 8th