C-SPAN has suspended political editor Steve Scully indefinitely after he admitted that he lied about his Twitter feed being hacked.
Scully was scheduled to be the moderator of the presidential debate on the very day he was suspended. The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) announced last week that the Oct. 15 debate would be virtual, with the two candidates in remote locations, but President Trump rejected the plan.
The 30-year C-SPAN veteran found himself in hot water after a post on Twitter showed him communicating with former Trump aide Anthony Scaramucci, who left the administration in disgrace after just 15 days.
Last week, after Trump had criticized Scully as a “never Trumper,” Scully tweeted “@Scaramucci should I respond to Trump.” There were reports that Scully had meant to send a direct message, not post a tweet.