Former Republican presidential candidate Senator Bob Dole (R-Kan.) found the most embarrassing way to announce that he’s still alive on Friday by accusing the Commission on Presidential Debates of being biased against President Donald Trump.
One would think that Dole would want to be remembered as a statesman and World War II hero. Instead, he pissed it all away to reveal himself as one of Trump’s defenders who makes excuses for him.
After Trump tested positive for coronavirus and was hospitalized, the Commission on Presidential Debates made the decision to hold the next debate virtually so as not to risk Trump infecting others, including former Vice President Joe Biden.
The commission is also making it harder for the candidates to interrupt each other, which especially applies to Trump, who spent a lot of time talking over Biden throughout the first debate.
The commission has every right to make these decisions. It’s what is best for public health and it is what’s best for a healthy and fair debate.
But Dole decided to accuse the commission of bias against Trump without offering any proof.
The Commission on Presidential Debates is supposedly bipartisan w/ an equal number of Rs and Ds. I know all of the Republicans and most are friends of mine. I am concerned that none of them support @realDonaldTrump. A biased Debate Commission is unfair.
— Senator Bob Dole (@SenatorDole) October 9, 2020
And, of course, that played right into Trump’s hands.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 9, 2020
Now Trump can keep saying that the debates and election are rigged against him and claim to have credibility because of Dole.
Thus, Dole made a fool of himself and lost whatever shreds of his reputation and credibility he had left.
With all due respect, there are many reasons that they and many other Republicans don’t support Trump. #CountryOverParty
— Mari (@MariCBecker) October 9, 2020
You are embarrassing yourself, sir.
— Meghan Berglind (@meghanberglind) October 9, 2020
I had no clue Bob Dole was still alive.
Holy shit 🤣
— John D ● (@RedWingGrips) October 9, 2020
Sit down, Senator. You were on an oligarch’s payroll. https://t.co/tZrvPTRcWz
— K. Louise Neufeld (@ninaandtito) October 9, 2020
Also, to be clear, the Trump campaign made THREE separate (and completely incompatible) demands yesterday for how to conduct the remaining debates.
What is any rational person supposed to do with that?
— Pé (@4everNeverTrump) October 9, 2020
What exactly is all this “bias” the Republicans are whining about? How does it present itself? In plans to abide by common sense to prevent the spread of disease? Sir, don’t wreck your reputation so late in the game by joining the self-pitying whining.
— Kurt “Mask Up, Vote Early” Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) October 9, 2020
We are concerned that you do. What happened to you, sir?
— 🇺🇸🇭🇹 Only4RM 🇭🇹🇺🇸 (@Only4RM) October 9, 2020
He is contagious with a deadly disease… and why are you destroying your legacy in sycophantic support for a corrupt, deranged failed reality tv star who lies to America everyday?
— Suzanne Lindbergh (@suzannebuzz) October 9, 2020
Dole’s legacy had been secured, but this outrageous defense of Trump has irreversibly reduced it to ruins.
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