Former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole rebuked members of the Commission on Presidential Debates following a change made to the format of the second debate that was scheduled to take place on October 15, which now appears to be cancelled.
Immediately following Mike Pence’s strong debate performance against Sen. Kamala Harris, the commission announced their decision to make the second showdown between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden a virtual debate instead of in person, citing Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis.
According to the Trump campaign, the debate commission made the announcement without consulting with them ahead of time.
President Trump and his campaign have since accused the commission of trying to assist Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, and have made proposals to keep the in-person format, only to be rejected.
Senator Dole voiced concern that none of the members of the so-called “bipartisan” commission support President Trump, and he insinuated that they are being “biased” and “unfair.”
“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,” Dole tweeted.
“A biased Debate Commission is unfair,” he concluded. Video Below
Bob Dole’s Official Tweet
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
Fox News host Jesse Watters recently provided evidence of strong bias against President Trump from merely all members of the debate commission.
We leave you with that video:
— Jesse Watters (@JesseBWatters) October 8, 2020