RNC Chair Reince Priebus was furious at CNBC after last night’s debate, accusing the network of providing a “hostile” environment for the candidates.
“I was pretty disappointed in the moderators, I’m disappointed at CNBC. I thought maybe they would bring forward a pretty fair forum tonight, but it was one gotcha question, one personal low blow after the other. It’s almost like they tried to design a Rubik’s Cube for every question, to try to take the worst element I think of what the moderators and what the media bring to the table, and all I can tell you is that while I’m proud of our candidates for pretty much sticking together, I’m very disappointed with the moderators and I’m very disappointed with CNBC.”
Priebus also tweeted:
CNBC should be ashamed of how this debate was handled. #GOPDebate
— Reince Priebus (@Reince) October 29, 2015
And the RNC released this statement:
WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement at the conclusion of the CNBC Republican Primary Debate:
“While I was proud of our candidates and the way they handled tonight’s debate, the performance by the CNBC moderators was extremely disappointing and did a disservice to their network, our candidates, and voters. Our diverse field of talented and exceptionally qualified candidates did their best to share ideas for how to reinvigorate the economy and put Americans back to work despite deeply unfortunate questioning from CNBC,” said Chairman Priebus.
“One of the great things about our party is that we are able to have a dynamic exchange about which solutions will secure a prosperous future, and I will fight to ensure future debates allow for a more robust exchange. CNBC should be ashamed of how this debate was handled.”
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