In an uneventful ABC town hall featuring Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Thursday, viewers were left hungry for the answers to some of the toughest questions circulating the election.
But now it all makes sense.
Two of the questioners at the town hall had undisclosed ties to high-profile Democrats, including one who previously worked as a speechwriter in the Obama administration, Fox News reports.
Both presidential candidates participated in simultaneous town halls, scheduled in lieu of the second presidential debate, Trump’s airing on NBC. The ABC town hall was hosted by George Stephanopolous, who was the communications director for the Bill Clinton White House.
But, if that’s not enough, this should be.
One of the questioners at the event was Nathan Osburn, a former speechwriter for the Obama White House, specifically working for the Office of Public Affairs at the Commerce Department, according to Fox.
But, Osburn’s profession was listed as “communications” professional in an on-screen graphic and was introduced by the host as a “Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Democrat.”
That title barely scratches the surface.
Osburn, now a Google employee, worked in 2008 on “high-profile media inquiries” for the Obama-Biden campaign, according to the New York Post, and “[h]elped secure and publicize high-profile newspaper endorsement.
The second questioner, Mieke Haeck was identified by ABC as a physical therapist and described as a first-time voter from State College, Pennsylvania.
But, Haeck is actually the wife of Ezra Nanes, a high-profile Democrat who ran an unsuccessful 2018 race against Republican state Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, according to Fox.
Stephanopolous introduced the questioners by claiming some are pro-Biden, some are pro-Trump and some are “still undecided.”
But, clearly, this wasn’t the case.
Interestingly enough, this isn’t the first time Biden has been tied up in a town-hall controversy.
The Washington Free Beacon reported on October 6 that two attendees at Biden’s NBC town hall were identified as undecided, but had previously been shown on MSNBC as blatant Biden supporters.
This news only leaves more unanswered questions and concerns.
Who is protecting Biden, and why?
And, if Biden can’t answer the tough questions, how will he make the tough decisions if elected on November 3?
Only time will tell.