For decades, debates during presidential election seasons have been tradition in the United States. Presidential debates take place both during the primaries and the general election.
Many Americans look forward to the presidential debates. These back and forth slots give the country a chance to get a different look into the contenders.
How these candidates interact with one another can be very insightful; it may even impact voters who haven’t yet made up their minds who they’ll be casting ballots for.
However, the 2020 presidential election brought new controversies to presidential debates. Many folks across the country believe debate moderators and the Commission on Presidential Debates showed bias against President Trump and conservatives in general.
As reported by Newsmax, the Republican National Committee has weighed in with thoughts and warnings regarding this matter.
The RNC on Presidential Debates
Just yesterday, the GOP announced to the country its decision to have future party nominees sign an agreement to abstain from debates hosted by the Commission on Presidential Debates.
The RNC furthermore declared it’s lost faith in the Commission on Presidential Debate as a whole. Republicans are therefore seeking reforms that entail doing away with bias on the ends of CPD board members and more.
For years, the Commission on Presidential Debates has shown bias against Republicans.
Since they continue to stonewall commonsense reforms, the RNC is leveling the playing field to make debates fair for future nominees.
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— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) January 13, 2022
Thus far, however, Republican leadership does not believe these reforms or talks are going over as well as they could. As such, the GOP warned it will employ other means of ensuring that Republican presidential contenders are able to get a fair shake in the future.
During the 2020 presidential election, the Commission on Presidential Debates came under fire for all of its members, including the Republicans, being allegedly against Trump as a candidate.
Response from the Commission on Presidential Debates
Of course, as one might expect, the Commission on Presidential Debates is downplaying and denying concerns espoused by the GOP National Committee.
The version of the story from the Commission on Presidential Debates asserts that their work remains with general election candidates.
— PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) January 13, 2022
Furthermore, the organization which bills itself as “nonpartisan” also declared “neutrality” and “fairness” will be its guiding principles during the 2024 presidential debates.
Additional remarks from the Commission on Presidential Debates assert their steadfastness to helping the nation learn about the candidates who are available once election season arrives.
Needless to say, if issues between the Republican National Committee and the Commission on Presidential Debates are not worked out between now and 2024, there’s no telling what all may happen.
What do you think about the levels of treatment the Commission on Presidential Debates gives to Republican candidates vs. Democrat candidates? We’d like to read your thoughts in the comments area.