The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) claims to be a “nonpartisan” corporation. But, you’d have to be a fool to believe that.
Fox News reports that the moderator for the third and final presidential debate has “deep Democrat ties.”
Meet the moderator
The last debate is scheduled to take place this Thursday at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, and moderating it will be NBC White House correspondent Kristen Welker.
There is a chance that you may have some familiarity with Welker. Back in March of 2016, she was the reporter who was caught tipping off Jennifer Palmieri, Hillary Clinton’s Communications Director, to a question that she planned to ask Clinton after the Michigan debate in which Clinton went up against Sen. Bernie Sander (I-VT) for the Democratic nomination.
Welker is also the reporter who, in January 2019, asked President Donald Trump, “Mr. President, yes or no. … have you ever worked for Russia. Yes or no?”
These two facts probably tell you everything that you need to know about Welker. But, it gets worse . . . much worse.
Deep Democratic ties
Fox reports that Welker is the product of “an established Democratic family,” one that has “poured cash into party coffers, and to Trump opponents, for years.”
According to the outlet, both Welker’s mother, Julie, and father, Harvey, have donated tens of thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates.
“There was also $3,300 for Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign and $2,100 for Hillary Clinton’s doomed 2016 presidential effort against Trump,” Fox reports. “Another $7,300 was contributed to the Democratic National Committee between 2004 and 2020.” In addition, they have donated roughly $20,000 to Barack Obama alone – perhaps that is why Welker was invited to celebrate Christmas 2012 with the Obamas at the White House?
Welker, although unlisted today, was a registered Democrat both in Washington D.C. in 2012 and Rhode Island in 2004. And just last week, Welker deleted her Twitter account in an apparent attempt to clean up her account ahead of the debate.
Thus far, America has seen one presidential debate and two town hall events, one for Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden and one for President Trump. The first debate was hosted by Chris Wallace who was anything but impartial, and the same can be said about the town hall events that just happened on Thursday. We have also come to learn that C-SPAN’s Steve Scully, the man who was supposed to moderate the second debate, also had deep Democratic ties, having interned for Biden.
One would have a tough time trying to argue that the CPD is “nonpartisan.” The only good thing is that, try as the CPD might, it really only ends up making President Trump look stronger.