In a special interview that aired on Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace — moderator of the third and final presidential debate — stated he isn’t afraid to intervene in Wednesday’s primetime event, if need be.
Wallace told Fox News’ Brett Baier that he’s “pretty close” to being fully prepped.
“I’ve got a couple of more days,” he explained. “I’ll be tweaking, and who knows what will happen in the world, but I’m pretty close.”
“One of the things we’ve done, and I don’t think any of the other networks did, is they basically said you’ve got a good team at Fox News Sunday. You guys prepare for the debate.”
“You’ve interviewed both candidates,” Baier posed to Wallace. “You’ve given them both tough questions before.”
“An interview — it’s you and the candidate, and you’re the person holding them to account. This is a debate. They’re both going to be on the stage. If I think there’s a need for me to intervene, I will, but I would prefer not to.”
“You’re not a participant. You’re there just to make sure that they engage in the most interesting and fairest way possible, and I take it very seriously. It’s not a TV show that we’re doing.”
“This is helping millions of people decide who we’re going to elect as the next president.”