Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus threatened to pull the group’s partnership with NBC and CNN for 2016 GOP presidential primary debates if the networks moved ahead with plans to air films on Hillary Clinton.
“If they have not agreed to pull this programming prior to the start of the RNC’s Summer Meeting on August 14, I will seek a binding vote stating that the RNC will neither partner with these networks in 2016 primary debates nor sanction primary debates they sponsor,” Preibus said in a statement.
In individual letters to CNN president Jeff Zucker and NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt, Priebus called the documentaries “a thinly veiled attempt at putting a thumb on the scales of the 2016 presidential election.”
“This special treatment is unfair to the candidates for the Democratic nomination in 2016 who might compete against Secretary Clinton…and to the Republican nominee should Clinton compete in the general election,” Preibus wrote.
The RNC chairman cited executives and employees from both networks who have been “generous supporters” of Clinton and the Democrats.
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