According to an official for a Republican presidential campaign, there will be a conference call on Friday night to discuss the Republican National Committee’s future role in the party’s presidential debates.
Other possible moderators for the upcoming debates will be discussed.
One name that is being floated at this point is prominent conservative Glenn Beck.
The official spoke to TheBlaze about Beck, saying: “Right now, I know that his name is being mentioned.”
He also said that officials from at least three campaigns–Donald Trump, Senator Ted Cruz, and Governor Jim Gilmore–would probably support Beck in becoming a debate moderator.
The official added that Beck is being considered because he is a “fair reviewer” and is liked “in and out of the Tea Party.”
Representatives from the presidential campaigns are also set to discuss possible debate changes on Sunday, without the RNC taking part.
Earlier today, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Preibus sent NBC Chairman Andrew Lack an open letter in which he said that NBC would no longer be a moderator in future Republican presidential debates.
He wrote: “The CNBC network is one of your media properties, and its handling of the debate was conducted in bad faith. We understand that NBC does not exercise full editorial control over CNBC’s journalistic approach. However, the network is an arm of your organization, and we need to ensure there is not a repeat performance.”
Will there be serious changes in the way Republican presidential debates are conducted from here on out? What do you think of Glenn Beck being considered as a debate moderator?