RNC Chair Accuses Stephanopoulos of Failing To Ask Biden Tough Questions During Town Hall


Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel is letting ABC’s George Stephanopoulos know how she feels about the way he handled Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s town hall on Thursday night.

Stephanopoulos noted the president has been getting into arguments with Republican senators, including Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), after he criticized Trump during a phone call with constituents this week and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) after he tweeted she is not “worth the work.”

“I want all Republicans to win. I want to keep the Republican majority. I want to reelect the president and I want to get the House. We want every Republican to win,” McDaniel said.

She added, “I’ll tell you why. You have a candidate on the Democratic side right now, Joe Biden, who on your town hall, and continually, after question after question about whether or he’s going to upend the third branch of government and burn down our checks and balances, is saying I’ll tell you what i’m going to do after the election.”

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McDaniel accused Biden of failing to be honest with the American people even during Stephanopoulos’ town hall.

He pushed back, “He actually said after a couple of questions that it would be before the election.”

McDaniel replied, “Every reporter lets him get a free pass.”

Stephanopoulos argued he asked Biden several questions about packing the Supreme Court.

McDaniel reiterated she wants every Republican elected, but more importantly she wants “Biden to get a tough question that he actually has to answer.”

Stephanopoulos said, “He did answer it on Thursday.”

He asked Biden during his town hall if he is still opposed to court-packing or if Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination is “reason enough to rethink your position,” as IJR previously reported.

“I’m not a fan. It depends on how this turns out. Not if we win. But how it’s handled,” Biden said.

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