Second Presidential Debate Moderator Previously Worked as Biden’s Intern, and as Staff Assistant for Ted Kennedy

The Trump campaign is calling out the next debate moderator for his past ties to Joe Biden and Ted Kennedy.


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Most everyone agrees that the first presidential debate was a bit of a mess, especially as Chris Wallace has been widely criticized for how he hounded President Donald Trump, while going easy on Joe Biden.

The Trump administration has reason to doubt the bipartisanship of the next moderator as well.

Steve Scully will me moderating the next debate on October 15th, and he has a bit of a history with former vice-president Biden.

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Scully formerly worked as an intern for Biden, and also as a staff assistant for Ted Kennedy.

President Trump and his campaign are calling out Steve Scully and his historical bias.

Fox News has more on this story:

President Trump's campaign is calling out C-SPAN anchor Steve Scully, who's moderating the second presidential debate, for his ties to former Vice President Joe Biden.

Steve Scully, who serves as a host for C-SPAN's "Washington Journal," interned for Biden after coming to Washington, D.C. as a student, according to Marie Claire. He later worked as a staff assistant for the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., a Democratic icon who was honored at the party's 2012 convention.

On Thursday, one of his tweets resurfaced containing a photo of him with Biden. "Gotta love the @VP at the Biden Beach Bash '16," it read.

Trump campaign adviser Jason Miller tweeted in response: "Don’t forget to change before the debate, fellas!"

C-SPAN and The Commission on Presidential Debates did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment.

He also previously tweeted a New York Times op-ed titled, "No, Not Trump, Not Ever." In it, the Times' David Brooks concludes: "Trump’s supporters deserve respect. They are left out of this economy. But Trump himself? No, not Trump, not ever."

Scully's past provoked criticism from some and concerns about potential bias at the debate, which is scheduled for Oct. 15.  "How is this even possible?" Dan Gainor, vice president of the conservative Media Research Center, asked Fox News. "When they picked the moderator did they try to ensure that it would be biased to benefit Biden? This is the equivalent of giving the Democrats home-field advantage."

Check out this tweet from June 2016, where Scully captioned a photo of himself and Biden as “Biden Beach Bash ’16.”

Scully also once wrote an op-ed titled "No, Not Trump, Not Ever"

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Newsmax has more on Scully's past work for Biden:

The second presidential debate Oct. 15 is being moderated by C-SPAN political editor Steve Scully, who once said a college internship with Joe Biden helped shape his career.

In a 2011 interview with Cable Center, Scully explained how he got involved in the world of politics.

"You know, it was pretty traditional," he told the outlet.

"I came to school in Washington, D.C., went to American University and had a couple of internships. I worked for Joe Biden, senator from Delaware at the time, as an intern, so I had my first chance to really see politics up close in Washington, D.C."

After that, Scully worked for Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., in his 1980 campaign before going to Northwestern for grad school on scholarship, where he was drawn to journalism, Marie Claire magazine reported.

In another 2011 interview, this one with Journalism Jobs, Scully was harshly critical of the direction Fox News was taking broadcast journalism.

"I think what has gone downhill is when cable networks get caught in all the titillating news of the day, when they should be focusing more on the things that are important to people, like following the money and the state of the nation," he told the outlet.

Many on Twitter are worried about a percieved bias in favor of Democratic candidate Joe Biden.



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