We Know Now Who Will Be Moderating Fox News’ First GOP Primary Debate
Fox News has announced that Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum will be moderating the first Republican Party presidential primary debate in August. This exciting news was shared by Fox News Media President Jay Wallace, who expressed confidence in the two journalists.
“We are extremely proud to have Bret and Martha moderating the first debate of the 2024 presidential election season as Americans learn more about the candidates ahead of exercising their constitutional right to vote,” said Wallace.
The debate will take place at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on August 23. Interestingly, this venue is also set to host the 2024 Republican National Convention later in the presidential election cycle.
New this morning: Fox News will host the first Republican presidential debate on August 23 at Fiserv Forum. Moderators will be Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum. pic.twitter.com/IglzXb9y31
— Jason Calvi (@JasonCalvi) June 20, 2023
According to Politico, thirteen Republicans have already announced their candidacy for president. However, the Republican National Committee has a requirement for candidates to pledge support for the party’s eventual nominee in order to participate in its primary debates, as reported by the Washington Examiner.
Former President Donald Trump, who is currently the front-runner in the Republican primary, has not committed to participating in the debate. In an April radio show appearance, Trump expressed his hesitation, saying, “I’m leading by 40 points. A lot of people say, ‘Why would you do a debate when you have people at two and three and fifteen and fourteen?’” However, he has not ruled out appearing at the debate either.
Bret Baier recently interviewed Trump on Fox, where he questioned the former president’s handling of classified material, which the Department of Justice intends to prosecute as a felony crime.
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) June 19, 2023
As of June, Trump leads the polling for the Republican primary by a significant margin, according to a Real Clear Politics aggregate. Two Republican debates are scheduled, as reported by Ballotpedia.
On the other hand, the Democratic Party has declined to schedule any debate events where challengers will face off against President Joe Biden.
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