RNC Withdraws From Participation in the Commission on Presidential Debates

Yesterday, the Republican National Committee voted unanimously to withdraw from its participation in the commission on presidential debates. In a statement, RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said the commission is “Biased and has refused to enact simple and common sense reforms to help ensure fair debates including hosting debates before voting begins and selecting moderators who have never worked for candidates on the debate stage.” The RNC also claims it has not pulled it’s future nominees out of debates entirely. The commission was formed in 1987 as a nonprofit sponsored by both the Republican and Democratic parties and has sponsored debates in every presidential election since 1988.