Go ahead with your HIllary Clinton projects, the Republican party chairman warned Monday, and we won't cooperate in your efforts to hold primary debates.
NBC and CNN have announced they're developing programs focusing on the life of the former Secretary of State and First Lady. Clinton is considered as a leading contender for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.
Monday, Republican Chairman Reince Priebus sent a letter to Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment, and Jeff Zucker, President of CNN Worldwide, urging them to cancel the projects.
If the produtions proceed and are not cancelled prior to the start of the Republican summer meeting, which begins August 14, Priebus vowed to seek a vote of the Republican National Committee to bar the RNC from joining with those 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,” Priebus wrote.
“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. If they have not agreed to pull this programming prior to the start of the RNC’s Summer Meeting on August 14, I will seek a binding vote stating that the RNC will neither partner with these networks in 2016 primary debates nor sanction primary debates they sponsor.”