(PatrioticPost.com)- In an announcement that will delight the Joe Biden presidential campaign team, the allegedly non-partisan Commission on Presidential Debates announced this week that they would adopt a new rule that allows them to mute microphones during the final presidential debate.
The Commission announced ahead of the Thursday debate that they will mute the microphone of the candidate who does not have the floor during the initial two-minute speech periods at the beginning of each segment. It does away with the fluid nature of debates, whereby candidates are expected to interject and…you know…debate each another.
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After the first debate between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden, the commission announced that they were considering “additional structure” to moderate the debate. It came after Democratic nominee Joe Biden repeatedly interrupted the president at the very beginning of the debate, and even making personal insults, setting the stage for a hostile debate that involved regular interruption from both sides.
In a statement, the Commission defended the decision by citing the agreed debate rules, which include two minutes of uninterrupted time for both candidates at the beginning of each 15-minute segment.
“These remarks are to be followed by a period of discussion,” the Commission said. “Both campaign this week again reaffirmed their agreement to the two-minute, uninterrupted rule. The Commission is announcing today that in order to enforce this agreed upon rule, the only candidate whose microphone will be open during these two-minute periods is the candidate who has the floor under the rules. For the balance of each element, which by design is intended to be dedicated to open discussion, both candidates’ microphones will be open.”
As well as the new rules, which will benefit Joe Biden, the final debate will also not cover foreign policy – an issue more important than ever given the recent revelations about Joe Biden’s son’s dealings with Ukraine and China.
Last week, the New York Post published a bombshell report that contained emails reportedly taken from a laptop abandoned by Hunter Biden at a computer repair shop in Delaware. The emails suggest that Joe Biden lied when he claimed that he had no knowledge of his son’s foreign dealings. Reports even suggest that Joe Biden may have profited from the deals made by his son while he was Vice President.
President Trump slammed the Debate Commission for leaving off foreign policy during the final debate, and Trump campaign manage Bill Stepien publicly urged them to reconsider the questions.
“As is the long-standing custom, and as had been promised by the Commission on Presidential Debates, we had expected that foreign policy would be the central focus of the October 22 debate,” Stepien said. “We urge you to recalibrate the topics and return to subjects which had already been confirmed.”
What do you think…will the Debate Commission return to the original topics, despite knowing it would make for uncomfortable questioning for Joe Biden?