×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Skip to main content
Tags: 2020 Elections | Donald Trump | Media Bias | bob dole | debates | commission | never trump

Bob Dole: Presidential Debates Commission Is 'Biased' Against Trump

Former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia
Former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on May 27, 2019 (Patrick Semansky/AP)

By    |   Friday, 09 October 2020 08:14 PM

Kansas' former GOP Sen. Bob Dole charged Friday that the Commission on Presidential Debates is ''biased'' because none of its members supports President Donald Trump.

In a tweet, the 97-year-old retired politician and statesman said the commission's membership mix is skewed against Trump.

Dole tweeted:

''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."

He added he was concerned none of the commission members supported Trump, writing: ''A biased Debate Commission is unfair."

The complaint is the latest in a series of accusations by Trump and his allies that the commission, billed as nonpartisan, is trying to help Trump's Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, The Hill noted.

On Thursday, Trump, who contracted COVID-19 last week, said a decision to make Oct. 15 a virtual event was a way to protect Biden. Trump's campaign manager Bill Stepien, who also tested positive, echoed the charge, calling the move a ''pathetic'' effort to ''rush to Joe Biden's defense,'' The Hill reported.

The commission canceled the Oct. 15 debate Friday.

Previously, the campaign complained the commission was looking to impose more order after Trump repeatedly interrupted Biden and moderator Chris Wallace in the first debate — saying adjustments were done in consideration of Biden, The Hill reported.

Senior Trump campaign aide Jason Miller charged making changes was ''purely a move by the Biden camp and their allies in the CPD,'' The Hill reported.

Members of the commission's board of directors include former GOP Sens. John Danforth of Missouri and Olympia Snowe of Maine; all of the living former presidents serve as co-chairs.

© 2022 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


US
Kansas' former GOP Sen. Bob Dole charged Friday that the Commission on Presidential Debates is ''biased'' because none of its members supports President Donald Trump....
bob dole, debates, commission, never trump
276
2020-14-09
Friday, 09 October 2020 08:14 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved