STEVE Scully was suspended by C-SPAN indefinitely on Thursday after he admitted to lying about his Twitter feed being hacked.
He was confronted about a questionable exchange with former Trump aide Anthony Scaramucci.
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Why was Steve Scully suspended?
Scully was suspended indefinitely after he admitted to lying about his Twitter feed being hacked.
Scully was to moderate the second debate between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden, which was canceled after Trump would not agree to a virtual format because of his Covid diagnosis.
It all started when Trump criticized him as a "never Trumper."
Scully tweeted "@Scaramucci should I respond to Trump."
Scaramucci, a former Trump communications director and now a critic of the president, advised Scully to ignore him.
Scully said that when he saw his tweet had created a controversy, "I falsely claimed that my Twitter account had been hacked."
He would apologize for his "errors of judgement."
Is Scully a Democrat or a Republican?
Scully has not said whether he is a Democrat or a Republican, however Donald Trump has dubbed him a "never Trumper."
"My dad was a Republican, my mom was a Democrat, very Catholic," he told The Washington Post.
"Politics and reading the paper was a big part of growing up. We had and have and will continue to have some pretty raucous debates in my family."
President Trump slammed the reporter on Twitter, writing: "Steve Scully, the second Debate Moderator, is a Never Trumper, just like the son of the great Mike Wallace. Fix!!!"
Alongside Trump's comments, people believe that Scully might swing to the left as he worked for Biden for one month in 1978, according to a biography published by George Washington University.
In a 2011 interview with Cable Center, Scully said: "You know, it was pretty traditional. I came to school in Washington, D.C., went to American University and had a couple of internships. I worked for Joe Biden, Senator from Delaware at the time, as an intern, so I had my first chance to really see politics up close in Washington, D.C."
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