emocratic presidential candidate Joe Biden
this week praised the decision made by the Commission on Presidential Debates to mute candidates’ microphones during the second and final debate
with President Donald Trump
in Nashville, Tennessee
“I think it’s a good idea,” Biden told WISN12 News on Tuesday.
However, Biden said that he believes the debate changes should go even further.
“I think there should be more limitations on us not interrupting one another,” he added.
“If you noticed last time, according to Chris Wallace, he interrupted the president and me 148 times,” Biden continued. “I hope [Trump] is going to come prepared to talk about what he’s for, but my guess is, he’s kind of signaling that it’s going to all be about personal attacks because he doesn’t want to talk about why he’s taking away health care at the time we’re in the middle of a pandemic, why he has no plan for health care, why he hasn’t provided the money to allow businesses the ability to reopen, why he’s not dealing with unemployment, etc.”
“But I’m going to try very hard to focus on the issues that affect the American people, and talk to them, and I hope they keep the rule—that uninterrupted two minutes,” he said.
“It is completely irresponsible for the commission to alter the focus of this final debate just days before the event, solely to insulate Biden from his own history,” Stepien’s letter said.
Regardless of the format, Trump campaign adviser Jason Miller said that Trump would most likely bring up Biden’s family business ties during Thursday’s debate.
The Trump campaign has repeatedly criticized the debate commission as holding bias against Trump.
The debate is scheduled to start at 9 p.m. Eastern Time.