Moderator for Second Debate Asks Anthony Scaramucci for Advice on Twitter, Effectively Disqualifies Himself

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In this combination image of two photos showing both President Donald Trump, left, and former Vice President Joe Biden during the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)


Last week, my colleague Bonchie wrote about the left-wing partisan leanings of C-SPAN political editor Steve Scully, who is the moderator for the second presidential debate – which had been scheduled for October 15th but is now up in the air thanks to debate commission shenanigans involving turning it into a “virtual debate,” with the clear advantage being to Joe “Teleprompter” Biden.

Just to give a quick summary, Scully once worked as an intern for then-Senator Joe Biden and was also a staff assistant for the late Senator Ted Kennedy. He’s also pushed Never Trump op/eds and has published a few pictures on social media of him warmly posing with Biden at Biden family retreats.

After Scully was hit with criticism from Republicans all the way up to Trump, commentators on the left and even some on the right rushed to defend him, and declared he would be a fair and neutral moderator.

I don’t think we’ll be hearing much the same from his defenders after what he did tonight on Twitter:

(The original tweet was deleted – here’s the link for it)

To make matters more intriguing, Scaramucci responded to him openly on Twitter (screengrab here in case deleted):


Needless to say, considering Trump’s and Scaramucci’s history as well as Scully’s own with Biden and other Democrats, this further calls into question Scully’s ability to be an impartial moderator at the second debate, should it even take place.

My vote on him would be a firm “no” — and others agree:


No explanation needed here, because there’s no other explanation for this other than the obvious one. Trump has even more reason now to play hardball concerning the remaining presidential debates. The debate commission really needs to undergo a serious overhaul, with Republicans refusing to play their deliberately deceptive games until they do. This is outrageous.



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