RNC threatens to block candidates from participating in official debates

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Republican National Committee on Thursday sent a letter To the committee on presidential debates threatening to block future GOP presidential candidates from approved debate if “meaningful reforms” are not made.

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Running the news: “As long as the CPD appears intent on preventing meaningful reforms necessary to restore its credibility with the Republican Party as an impartial and non-partisan actor, the RNC will take every step to ensure that a future Republican president May candidates be given that opportunity elsewhere,” wrote RNC President Ronna McDaniel.

  • “Accordingly, the RNC will begin the process of amending Republican Party rules at our upcoming winter meeting to prevent future Republican candidates from participating in CPD-sponsored debates,” McDaniel said.

big picture: For nearly a decade, the Republican Party has complained that the non-profit debate commission – which describes itself as nonpartisan – has backed Democrats, according to the New York Times, which previously reported on this step,

  • The RNC last year began discussing debating concerns, according to the letter, with the co-chair of the Debate Commission, Frank Farenkopf.
  • In June, “the RNC wrote to the CPD outlining its serious misconducts and the partisan actions of its board members, explaining that these actions damaged the RNC’s belief that the CPD is a fair and impartial forum for presidential debates.” platform can provide,” according to a timeline outlined in the letter.
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Second aspect: “The CPD is directly related to the presidential and vice-president candidates who qualify to participate in the CPD’s general election debates,” the commission wrote in a statement to Nerdshala.

  • “The CPD’s plan for 2024 will be based on fairness, neutrality, and a steadfast commitment to helping the American public learn about candidates and issues.”

What are they saying: “The RNC has shared our concerns with the CPD in good faith, carefully documented why the party and its voters have lost faith in your organization, and we have proposed common-sense reforms that restore confidence in the debate process. Will do,” the RNC said.

  • “Unfortunately, neither the tone nor the essence of your latest response inspires confidence that the CPD will meaningfully address the serious issues the RNC has raised.”
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