RNC Drops NBC February Debate

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus has had enough of NBC

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The Republican National Committee has suspended its partnership with NBC for its February debate due to anger over how CNBC handled the GOP debate earlier this week.

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said in an open letter to NBC News on Friday that the CNBC debate had been conduced in "bad faith."

This is a disappointing development," an NBC spokeswoman said in a statement. "However, along with our debate broadcast partners at Telemundo we will work in good faith to resolve this matter with the Republican Party."

The debate is scheduled to be held on Feb. 26 in Houston. The RNC said it will still hold a debate on that day and that National Review will remain a partner.

The RNC has taken issue with the questions asked by the moderators during the debate on CNBC Wednesday night.

"While debates are meant to include tough questions and contrast candidates' visions and policies for the future of America, CNBC's moderators engaged in a series of 'gotcha' questions, petty and mean-spirited in tone, and designed to embarrass our candidates," Mr. Priebus wrote.

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