Friday, October 30, 2015
During GOP debate on CNBC, Republican National Committee officials complained to CNBC that Jeb Bush wasn't getting enough questions-Politico (Update: Politico adds text and non-denial denial quote from RNC official, but original accusation remains)
Update: Politico article has been updated. The main points made in paragraphs 9 and 10 below in the original article appear in paragraph 11 in the updated article despite non-denial denial quote added from RNC official:
(New parag. 10): "Several campaigns had a concern about time allotments, we approached CNBC on multiple occasions to give us a read out of times as they promised and they refused," Spicer said in a statement."
Revised Politico article still contains original claim: that RNC intervened during the live debate, and that it did so only on Bush's behalf:
(New parag. 11): "A CNBC employee who was involved in putting on the debate and with direct knowledge of the conversations, said Spicer and Walsh approached CNBC during the debate, saying they were concerned about time allotments, but that Bush was the only campaign mentioned by name."
Original Politico article:
10/30/15, "RNC suspends partnership with NBC," Politico, Hadas Gold, Kyle Cheney
(parag. 9): "In the middle of the CNBC-hosted GOP debate on Wednesday, RNC chief strategist and spokesman Sean Spicer and chief of staff Katie Walsh approached CNBC officials.
According to a source familiar with the encounter, the two had a complaint: Jeb Bush wasn’t getting enough questions.
The same complaint had come from Bush campaign manager Danny Diaz, though Bush spokesperson Tim Miller said he was not aware of the encounter between the RNC officials and CNBC. The source familiar with the encounter said Spicer and Walsh did not bring up any other candidates.
Spicer did not respond to a request for comment about the encounter."...
Comment: More proof if needed that the Republican Party doesn't exist. The group using the name is merely a group of bloodsuckers. The Democrat party is the only functioning political party in the US. What an embarrassment for the United States.
Posted by susan at 5:19 PM