Posted originally on the CTH on April 12, 2023 | Sundance
The ever-donor-aligned Republican National Committee has announced the first 2024 GOP presidential debate will take place in Paul Ryan’s home state of Wisconsin. The debate will be organized by Rupert Murdoch (Fox News) and livestreamed in partnership and sponsorship with Rumble and the Young America’s Foundation, a group led by GOPe favorite and former Wisconsin Governor, Scott Walker. [Ronna Announcement Here]
Yeah…. sketchy. All of it. Rupert Murdoch, Paul Ryan, Bret Baier, Martha McCallum and Scott Walker… Gee, what could go wrong?
(Via Fox News) – “I am excited to announce that our first debate in Milwaukee will be in partnership with Fox News, Young America’s Foundation, and Rumble,” RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement first shared with Fox News on Wednesday.
The chairwoman, asked during an interview on News’ “Fox and Friends” on Wednesday morning, if there will be one or two debate stages, said “we’ll put the criteria out soon. We don’t know how many candidates there’s going to be so that will dictate whether there’s one or two stages. Right now I don’t see there being two stages but I could be wrong on that. The field’s forming later than usual.”
[…] The debate will be televised exclusively on Fox News, and Rumble is the live-streaming partner.
Rumble chairman and CEO Chris Pavlovski said in a statement that “Rumble’s mission to protect free speech is not just a slogan, it runs through the DNA of our company. We are thrilled to partner with the RNC to bring the debate stage online and help promote open dialogue. Rumble saw record traffic and user engagement during the 2022 midterms, and we’re ready to be the premier platform for all candidates in the 2024 elections.” (read more)
Follow the bouncing ball and Debates #2 and #3 will likely follow in Florida and/or Virginia. We’ll see.
I’ll get to work on updating everyone’s favorite graphic