C-Span Suspends Steve Scully "Indefinitely" for Lying about being Hacked
After C-Span political editor, Steve Scully, was scheduled to be the second debate moderator between President Trump and Joe Biden, critics dug up some of his anti-Trump tweets. Questions about if he would be a fair moderator, given his known dislike for the President, were amplified when he accidently send a tweet to anti-Trumper Anthony Scaramucci. The tweet, meant to be a direct message, asked Anthony for advice on how to handle the President. He tried to defend himself by saying that he was hacked.
Now, C-Span has suspended him “indefinitely” after he admitted to lying about his Twitter feed being hacked on Oct. 8, according to the Associated Press.
“I falsely claimed that my Twitter account had been hacked,” Scully said in a statement Thursday.
This is the tweet he sent to Anthony Scaramucci:
“@Scaramucci should I respond to Trump,” read the now-deleted tweet posted by Scully’s account.
Steve Scully wrote a statement addressing his false claim of being hacked:
“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,” Scully said Thursday. “That culminated on Thursday, October 8th when I heard President Trump go on national television twice and falsely attack me by name. 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.”
“These were both errors in judgment for which I am totally responsible,” he said. “I apologize.”