(ThePatriotSource.com)- C-SPAN host Steve Scully, who was formerly an intern for Joe Biden when he was a member of the United States Senate, was suspended indefinitely from his role after admitting this week that he lied about his Twitter account being hacked.
Scully initially claimed that he did not send a message to a former White House aide Anthony Scaramucci, who now publicly opposes the president, asking for advice on how to deal with the president. It was considered unprofessional as Scully was set to host the second presidential debate, a town hall event that should have taken place on October 15. The debate was canceled after the Commission on Presidential Debates changed it to a virtual format and President Trump refused to do it online.
Scully released a statement this week explaining how he lied that he had been hacked and that the message sent to Scaramucci did come from him after all. In the statement, he also attempted to portray himself as a victim of Republican anger.
“For several weeks, I was subjected to relentless criticism on social media and in conservative news outlets regarding my role as moderator for the second presidential debate, including attacks aimed directly at my family,” he said.
Those attacks came when it appeared that he was working with somebody who publicly criticizes the president, despite expectations that he would be entirely neutral in the debate he was meant to moderate.
“This culminated on Thursday, October 8th when I heard President Trump go on national television twice and falsely attack me by name,” he claimed. “Out of frustration, I sent a brief tweet addressed to Anthony Scaramucci. The next morning when I saw that this tweet had created a new controversy, I falsely claimed that my Twitter account had been hacked.”
So, he lied.
President Donald Trump responded by telling his Twitter followers that he was right.
“I was right again! Steve Scully just admitted he was lying about his Twitter being hacked,” he said.
I was right again! Steve Scully just admitted he was lying about his Twitter being hacked. The Debate was Rigged! He was suspended from @cspan indefinitely. The Trump Campaign was not treated fairly by the “Commission”. Did I show good instincts in being the first to know?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 15, 2020
President Donald Trump initially called into question the claim that Scully’s account had been hacked, and long said that the debate moderator was biased against him.
On Thursday night, President Trump attended a town hall discussion hosted by NBC. It replaced the debate that Joe Biden refused to do in person.