'One and Done': Speaker Pelosi Says Biden Should Skip The Final Two Debates

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Posted: Oct 01, 2020 4:00 PM
'One and Done': Speaker Pelosi Says Biden Should Skip The Final Two Debates

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi weighed in on the presidential debates, following Tuesday’s chaotic contest between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, moderated by Fox News' Chris Wallace. Speaker Pelosi said that Biden should not partake in other debates, and that Tuesday’s debate should be “one and done.”

"I myself did not think that Joe Biden should dignify debate with the president who has no commitment to fact, evidence, data, demeans the office he holds," Speaker Pelosi said on Thursday

She previously questioned the purpose of presidential debates between President Trump and former Vice President Biden, claiming that President Trump would not tell the truth.

"I just think that the president has no fidelity to fact or truth and, actually in his comments the last few days, no fidelity to the Constitution of the United States," the Speaker said last week. "He and his henchmen are a danger, with their comments, are a danger to our democracy...Why bother?”

The California Democrat and Biden ally originally said that she “would not legitimize” a debate with President Trump. 

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