Kristen Welker, White House correspondent for NBC News and host of the final presidential debate, suspended her Twitter account.
After another debate moderator’s Twitter account was allegedly hacked, a spokesman for NBC confirmed to the Washington Examiner on Friday that Welker suspended her account in order to be especially cautious.
Steve Scully, who was slated to be the moderator for the second debate, claimed that his Twitter account was hacked after his account sent out a tweet that read, “@Scaramucci should I respond to trump.”
C-SPAN, Scully’s employer, said that he “did not originate the tweet” and that the Commission on Presidential Debates was investigating the incident “with the help of authorities.”
The tweet in question has since been deleted.
The debate Scully was supposed to moderate on Thursday will no longer be taking place as scheduled. However, it is unclear whether that debate will eventually be rescheduled.
Welker is supposed to moderate a debate on Oct. 22.