The Republican National Committee’s presidential primary debates have dwindled to four participants, as former President Donald Trump continues to skip the events.
The upcoming debate will feature Chris Christie, Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley, and Vivek Ramaswamy.
The reduced lineup follows the departure of candidates like Tim Scott and Mike Pence. (Trending: Olympic Gold Medalist Sentenced For Jan 6)
Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson reportedly failed to meet the more stringent polling and fundraising thresholds to continue participating in the later debates.
This debate will be moderated by Megyn Kelly of SiriusXM, Elizabeth Vargas of NewsNation and Eliana Johnson of the Washington Free Beacon.
The RNC is facing challenges in organizing future debates due to media sponsorships.
Despite facing criminal indictments, Trump remains the leading contender for the 2024 GOP nomination and has expressed no interest in debating his rivals.