Apparently upset by President Trump’s statements in past debates, House Speaker Pelosi wants to do away with the debate forum entirely.
During a recent press conference at the Capitol, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that Joe Biden should not debate with President Trump, fearing it would be “an exercise in skullduggery.”
Pelosi claimed that the president would “belittle” the forum.
“I wouldn’t legitimize a conversation with [Trump], nor a debate in terms of the presidency of the United States,” Pelosi said. “Now I know that the Biden campaign thinks in a different way about this.”
In fact, Biden recently confirmed with MSNBC that he would participate in the debates, which are scheduled to begin Sept. 29.
Biden repeats again on CNN that he will debate Biden three times. Says he 'understands' @SpeakerPelosi 's call for no debates with @realDonaldTrump . But he says, 'I'm used to dealing with bullies."
— David Siders (@davidsiders) August 27, 2020
Tim Murtaugh, Trump’s campaign communications director, said in a statement that Democrats might be preparing for a video conference debate.
“We are also concerned that his handlers will ultimately decide to keep him in his basement and avoid debates entirely or suggest holding them remotely via Skype, where Biden could rely on nearby handlers, a teleprompter, or notes,” Murtaugh stated.
Apparently upset by President Trump’s statements in past debates, Pelosi wants to do away with the debate forum entirely. But Americans deserve to have a traditional, civil debate between two candidates up for election in November. To reject a debate is petty and discourteous to voters.