On Monday, conservative icon and talk radio show host Mark Levin said he would be open to moderating a future Republican presidential debate.
On the inaugural Breitbart News Daily on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125 (6AM to 9AM ET), host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon asked Levin if he would consider moderating a future GOP debate.
Levin first said that the “problem with me answering this question is it would sound self-serving and trust me, I’m not about this.”
When Bannon assured Levin that it would not be self-serving, Levin said, “I’d only be open to doing it if people wouldn’t tell me what to do.”
“I’m not a journalist and proudly so,” he continued. “I’m a commentator and I comment on what I see and what I believe in, but I suppose so.”
But Levin stressed that the “issue is bigger than whether I’m a moderator or whether somebody else is a moderator.”
He said “the issue is a structural one and it’s time to get this right or the Republican Party is going to continue to get beaten up” by the Pretorian Guard media that protects liberals, big government, President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
A day after the GOP presidential campaign agreed to take the RNC out of the debate negotiating process after the disastrous and biased CNBC debate, Levin also called on RNC Chairman to resign or be fired.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who led the charge in calling out CNBC’s moderators for their biased and “gotcha” questions, has proposed a GOP debate moderated by influential talk radio hosts Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Mark Levin. Conservative commentator and American Spectator contributor Jeffrey Lord has also proposed that the RNC replace the NBC debate that had been scheduled for February of 2016 with a talk radio debate.
“No one who is a serious conservative thinks a Limbaugh/Levin/Hannity debate would be a walk in a park for GOP candidates,” Lord wrote in Newsbusters over the weekend. “Contrary to the liberal caricature of conservative talk radio, these are deeply serious people, well read in conservative thought and more than qualified to question candidates on issues from a conservative point of view.”
Even RNC Chief Strategist Sean Spicer has said that conservative outlets are tougher on establishment Republicans than mainstream media reporters.
Listen to Levin on Breitbart News Daily below: