RNC Chair on GOP Debate: CNBC ‘Should Be Ashamed’

By Mark Joyella 

Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus has blasted CNBC for its handling of tonight’s Republican presidential debate, telling reporters “I was very disappointed in the moderators, I was disappointed in CNBC.”

Priebus told CNN’s Dana Bash “I thought maybe they would bring forward a pretty fair forum here tonight, but I think it was one gotcha question, one personal low blow after the other.”

Priebus also expressed himself on Twitter:

The RNC has also issued a statement:

RNC Statement On The CNBC Republican Debate

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.”