Seeking more hard-hitting questions, the Republican National Committee has decided to pull February’s “Super Tuesday” debate from NBC News, CNN Money reported, and will partner with CNN instead. The RNC debate committee voted unanimously to end NBC’s involvement.
“The Republican National Committee has decided to move forward without NBC’s participation in our February debate in Houston, Texas,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement Monday. “The RNC has awarded the debate to CNN, who will broadcast it on Thursday, February 25th in Houston at a location to be decided.”
NBC News is owned by Comcast, which also owns CNBC, a television channel for rich people. CNBC hosted the third GOP debate, in October. Following that debate, the babies running for president complained loudly and repeatedly.
“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,” Priebus said statement in October.
The Super Tuesday debate is not actually on Super Tuesday, which is on March 1st, and refers to the day that Republican voters in 13 different states vote in their respective primaries, but five days earlier. According to CNN Money, CNN has already hosted two GOP debates and will host another in March.