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RNC Chairwoman: Biden Should Be “Disqualified” If He Refuses Debate


There’s been a lot of talk recently of Biden potentially opting out of debates with Trump.

And when you really think about it, it makes sense from Biden’s perspective.

He doesn’t have the mental stamina to stand up to someone like Donald Trump!

Well, RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel says that doesn’t matter, Biden should debate Trump anyway.

If he refuses, according to McDaniel, he should not be allowed to be President of the United States.

Watch her apperance on Fox Business right here where she makes her claim:

Just The News has details on McDaniel's proposal:

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel on Tuesday criticized the growing media push to scrap the presidential debates this fall.

McDaniel argued that media figures are acting on behalf of the Biden campaign in making those demands and that Biden refusing to debate Trump in the lead-up to the 2020 election would be "disqualifying."

Commentators in the New York Times, on CNN, on Twitter and elsewhere have in recent weeks called for the presidential debates to be scrapped, a demand some conservatives have accused of being a cynical effort to protect Biden from the risk of on-air gaffes and mistakes.

Talking with Stuart Varney on Fox Business on Tuesday, McDaniel argued that Biden himself "doesn't want to debate" and that his supporters themselves are "afraid to put him on a debate stage."

"I just want to say this," she added, "I think it is disqualifying. If you cannot debate in front of the American people, and make your case as to why you should be President, as to why you should go up against people like Putin or Xi, then you should not be President."

"I think if he doesn't debate, if he doesn't do all three [debates], he should be disqualified from actually running for President," McDaniel added.

Here's the latest on Twitter over the possibility Biden won't debate Trump:

Calls from the left for Biden to not appear on state with Trump have been increasing in just the last week.

Check out this op-ed in the New York Times saying the debates should be completely scrapped:

But what is the point or relevance of the carefully prepared one-liner? It’s as spontaneous as a can of sardines. It’s usually delivered from a memory chip in the mind, having been fashioned and rehearsed with aides. When is a president called upon to put down an interlocutor, be it a member of Congress or a foreign leader?

This, by the way, isn’t written out of any concern that Donald Trump will prevail over Joe Biden in the debates; Mr. Biden has done just fine in a long string of such contests. The point is that “winning” a debate, however assessed, should be irrelevant, as are the debates themselves.

The better way to pay attention to and choose among the presidential candidates is to follow the long campaign that so many complain about. The reason for such moaning has always been a mystery, because unless the campaign is taking place in your living room, you can simply switch it off.

The key words are “pay attention to,” because over the stretch of 2015-2016 it wasn’t impossible to see the implications of a Trump presidency. Not just the vulgarity but the ignorance and insensitivity and extreme narcissism were apparent more than a year before Election Day.

Moreover, we didn’t need the debates to tell us that Trump had chosen to be the P.T. Barnum of American politics. For him, it was (and still is) all about the show, about distracting the public from reality. It was obvious that Mr. Trump had no real affinity for the working-class people whose votes he was chasing. Nothing in his life suggested that his heart was with struggling workers and farmers. It wasn’t impossible to know that he wasn’t the skilled businessman he professed to be. His bankruptcies and shady business practices and discrimination against Black tenants were no secret.

If Biden can't handle debating Trump, how can we expect him to face our nation's enemies?


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