Debate Moderator Steve Scully Claims His Anti-Trump Tweet Was Sent By ‘Hackers,’ The Same Excuse He Used In 2012 & 2013

Steve Scully, C-SPAN host and moderator of the second presidential debate, has said an anti-Trump tweet sent from his Twitter account was the result of “hackers.”

The tweet requested advice from former Trump administration official Anthony Scaramucci—who has become a Joe Biden supporter since leaving the administration.

Scully, who is regularly praised by his colleagues for his bipartisanship, tried covering his tracks by saying he did not send the tweet but that his account was hacked. It was subsequently disabled but has since been reactivated.

No one is buying the excuse, BizPac Review reports, as Scully has used the same line to cover previously criticized tweets. From the report:

In both 2012 and 2013, Scully claimed that his account had been hacked in response to backlash over tasteless remarks he had tweeted.

In 2012, Scully tweeted: “I apologize for Saturday’s tweets regarding weight loss. Darn those hackers.”

In 2013, Scully lamented again: “I apologize for some earlier tweets…account was hacked…those tweets did not come from me.”

The second debate was ultimately canceled by the Commission on Presidential Debates after it was changed to a virtual one and President Trump said he would not participate.

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“It is now apparent there will be no debate on October 15, and the CPD will turn its attention to preparations for the final presidential debate scheduled for October 22,” the commission announced.

Scully has received a wave of criticism and many Trump proponents have said they are glad he will no longer be moderating a debate (especially after Chris Wallace’s clearly bias performance during the first presidential debate).

President Trump also joined in on the criticism, called Scully a “Never Trumper” who “got caught cold.”

“Steve Scully, the second Debate Moderator, is a Never Trumper, just like the son of the great Mike Wallace. Fix!!!” he said.

In a second tweet, Trump noted Scully’s repeated use of claiming his account has been hacked.

“[He] pulled out the old, ‘I’ve been hacked,’ line. That never works. His bosses are furious at him as he’s lost all credibility!” the president added.