Republicans Move Toward Pulling Out Of Presidential Debates

(Washington, DC) — The Republican National Committee is moving toward pulling out of presidential debates that are run by the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates. The RNC is threatening to require Republican presidential candidates to sign pledges to not participate in debates sponsored by the commission. In a letter to the commission, the RNC is calling for a number of significant changes to its procedure. RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel argued Republicans have lost faith in the commission as a truly “fair and nonpartisan actor.” It has been running presidential and vice presidential debates for more than three decades.