Kristin Welker is set to moderate the next presidential debate, but reportedly has “deep democratic ties,” according to the New York Post.
“Anyone who’s ever dealt with Welker knows she’s an activist, not a reporter. The White House press team views her the same way they would AOC or Pelosi if they walked in the office,” a senior White House official revealed to The Post.
Welker has been a White House correspondent at NBC News since 2011.
As the New York Post revealed, “Welker comes from an established Democratic family — who have poured cash into party coffers, and to Trump opponents, for years.”
Back in 2012, Welker and her family joined the Obamas for a Christmas celebration at the White House.
From The New York Post:
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.
“Mr. President, yes or no. … have you ever worked for Russia. Yes or no?” she demanded during a confrontation in January 2019.