The Republican National Committee, or RNC, told NBC and CNN to stop promoting Hillary Clinton or else it will seek to not partner with the networks in the 2016 primary debates.
The committee’s chairman, Reince Priebus, said that the networks should cancel the programming both have planned regarding Clinton.
NBC is planning to air a miniseries about Clinton while CNN is producing a documentary about her. Clinton, former secretary of state, may run for president in 2016.
If the networks don’t cancel the programming before the start of the RNC’s Summer Meeting that starts on August 14, Priebus will seek a binding vote of the to prevent the committee from partnering with these networks in 2016 primary debates or sanctioning debates they sponsor.
“It’s appalling to know executives at major networks like NBC and CNN who have donated to Democrats and Hillary Clinton have taken it upon themselves to be Hillary Clinton’s campaign operatives,” said Priebus. “Their actions to promote Secretary Clinton are disturbing and disappointing. I hope Americans will question the credibility of these networks and that NBC and CNN will reconsider their partisan actions and cancel these political ads masked as unbiased entertainment.”