The third presidential debate moderator, Kristen Welker, is expected to be another huge disappointment on Thursday night as we learn more about her deep ties to the Democratic Party:
NY POST – All eyes are turning to NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker as she prepares to host the third and final presidential debate Thursday.
President Trump and Joe Biden will square off at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., in a 90-minute debate starting at 9 p.m.
Welker, 44, has been the White House correspondent at NBC News since 2011, after working as a news reporter in Rhode Island.
Welker comes from an established Democratic family — who have poured cash into party coffers, and to Trump opponents, for years.
Her mother, Julie Welker, a prominent real estate broker in Philadelphia, and father, Harvey Welker, a consulting engineer, have donated tens of thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates and close to $20,000 to Barack Obama alone.
There was also $3,300 for Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign and $2,100 for Hillary Clinton’s doomed 2016 presidential effort against Trump. Another $7,300 was contributed to the Democratic National Committee between 2004 and 2020.
In 2012, Welker and her family celebrated Christmas at the White House with the Obamas.
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) October 17, 2020
Welker was a registered Democrat in 2012 and 2004:
Though Kristen Welker’s party registration is not listed today, she was a registered Democrat in Washington, DC, in 2012 and in Rhode Island in 2004.
It’s not just her party registration and her family’s big donations to Democrats. She treats Republican candidates very different from Democratic candidates:
Throughout Welker’s tenure as a White House correspondent, she has earned a reputation for a scathing style of questioning.
“Mr. President, yes or no. … have you ever worked for Russia. Yes or no?” she demanded during a confrontation in January 2019.
The treatment stands in stark contrast to her handling of Democratic politicos.
In March 2016 Welker was busted on live television tipping off Hillary Clinton’s Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri about at least one question she planned to ask her during a post-debate interview in Michigan. At the time Clinton was locked in a fierce fight for the Democratic nomination against Sen. Bernie Sanders.
“I’m going to ask you about Flint,” Welker said of the Michigan city’s infamous water crisis.
During Pelosi and Schiff’s impeachment last year, we posted Welker’s report on NBC News that was heavily biased in favor of Democrats:
— Kyle Drennen (@kjdrennen) December 16, 2019
Both Ted Cruz and Newt Gingrich blasted the debate commission for another terrible pick, saying it should be abolished:
Choosing Democrat Welker as a “moderator” is one more example of why the Commission on Presidential Debates should be abolished and no Republican candidate should ever again agree to work with them.
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) October 17, 2020
Absolutely right. https://t.co/lu7FLrdTLn
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) October 17, 2020