Republicans threaten to boycott US presidential debates
The Republican National Committee (RNC) is threatening to boycott the time-honored tradition of US presidential debates unless the body that organizes them changes its rules.
US presidential and vice presidential debates have been sponsored for the past three decades by the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD).
In a letter to the CPD, RNC chair Ronna McDaniel accused the commission of “stonewalling the meaningful reforms necessary to restore its credibility with the Republican Party as a fair and nonpartisan actor.”
The republicans said they will initiate the process of amending the Rules of the Republican Party at their upcoming Winter Meeting to prohibit future Republican nominees from participating in CPD-sponsored debates, if there are no reforms.