Conservative podcast host Dan Bongino has described the moderator for the next presidential debate, Kristen Welker, as “more biased than you were expecting.”
The negative review comes as the second presidential debate, which was to be moderated by C-SPAN’s Steve Scully, was canceled after the president tested positive for the coronavirus.
Scully’s own partisanship was brought into question after people learned he previously interned for Joe Biden and worked for Former Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy. Scully also claimed he was hacked after he recently posted an anti-Trump comment to his Twitter.
Scully ultimately admitted he posted the tweet and lied about it when it was met with backlash. C-SPAN suspended him indefinitely.
Then came Welker…
The Next Debate Moderator Is More Biased Than You Were Expectinghttps://t.co/LfRxB2M848
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) October 19, 2020
Scully had previously shared “Never Trump” articles, and pictures of himself with Joe Biden, then tweeted Anthony Scaramucci asking if he should respond to criticism from the President.
Amid the coverage of Scully’s bias, the third (now second) debate moderator Kristen Welker briefly deleted her entire twitter only to later reactivate it. “Why? I can’t image” President Trump commented in response to that news.
It’s unclear if these tweets were deleted around the time of the deactivation, but Welker has made anti-Trump posts that were later deleted but still showed up in Google’s cache. “Trump spoke words. Therefore he lied” read one.
According to Bongino, who recently announced he was diagnosed with cancer, Welker is more biased than Scully. Her family also has a public record of donating tens of thousands of dollars to Democrats.
“Welker comes from an established Democratic family — who have poured cash into party coffers, and to Trump opponents, for years,” he said. “Her mother, Julie Welker, a prominent real estate broker in Philadelphia, and father, Harvey Welker, a consulting engineer, have donated tens of thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates and close to $20,000 to Barack Obama alone.”
“There was also $3,300 for Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign and $2,100 for Hillary Clinton’s doomed 2016 presidential effort against Trump. Another $7,300 was contributed to the Democratic National Committee between 2004 and 2020,” Bongino added.
The Welker family also appeared at the White House in 2012 with then-President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) October 17, 2020