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The move follows long-standing criticism from Republicans.

The Republican National Committee has announced plans to make a major change in the run-up to the 2024 elections by banning party candidates from participating in debates sponsored by the Presidential Debates Commission.

In a letter sent Thursday, obtained by ABC News, the GOP informed the debate committee that it planned to make changes to its party’s rules at its next winter meeting that “would bar future Republican candidates from participating. to the debates sponsored by the CPD “.

The move follows long-standing criticism by Republicans of the committee’s handling of presidential debates, resulting in former President Trump skipping the second of three debates originally scheduled in the 2020 election against Joe Biden. RNC President Ronna McDaniel called for changes to the commission last June.

The news was first reported by The New York Times.

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