I’m sure Steve Scully is breathing a sigh of relief.
What a cluster. Though I’m sure debate moderator Steve Scully is breathing a sigh of relief.
The Commission on Presidential Debates announced that the October 15 presidential debate is officially cancelled.
BREAKING – Commission on Presidential Debates has cancelled the Oct. 15 debate. Not sure this could have been handled any more poorly on several levels.
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) October 9, 2020
Trump refused to participate in debate after they announced it would be moved from an in-person debate to a virtual debate. Then, former Biden intern and avowed Never-Trumper Steve Scully (who was tapped to moderate the October 15 debate) accidentally tweeted (though it was meant to be a private message) fellow Never-Trumper Anthony Scarmucci, asking if he should respond to Trump. Scully later claimed he was hacked (but so did Anthony Weiner), a claim which the Commission on Presidential Debates helped circulate.
Former Sen. Bob Dole weighed in:
The Commission on Presidential Debates is supposedly bipartisan w/ an equal number of Rs and Ds. I know all of the Republicans and most are friends of mine. I am concerned that none of them support @realDonaldTrump. A biased Debate Commission is unfair.
— Senator Bob Dole (@SenatorDole) October 9, 2020
I guess now the commission has plenty of time to get to the bottom of the Sully hacking.