Earlier Thursday evening, President Donald Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he believed Scully was a ‘never trumper’ who had worked for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden at one point. . Scully served as an intern for then-Sen. Biden for a month in 1978.
Scaramucci, who became a Trump detractor after briefly serving as communications director, reportedly responded in part to Scully’s Twitter account, “Ignore. He spends enough time. ”
“Steve Scully is not the originator of the tweet and believes his account has been hacked,” C-SPAN said in a statement Friday. “The Commission on Presidential Debates has publicly stated that the tweet was not sent by Scully himself and that he is investigating with the help of the authorities. When more information becomes available, we will post it. ”
Frank Fahrenkopf, chairman of the Committee on Presidential Debates, said in a Fox News Radio interview with host Brian Kilmeade on Friday that Scully “had been hacked”.
A spokesperson for C-SPAN said Scully was not making any comment on Friday.
He was supposed to be the moderator of the second Trump-Biden meeting, a town hall meeting on October 15. The committee announced on Friday afternoon that the second debate had been canceled, and it was focusing on an October 22 debate that was due to take place. held in Nashville, Tennessee. Kristen Welker of NBC News is expected to serve as moderator.