RNC severs ties with NBC as February debate host

The Republican National Committee announced Monday it is officially severing its partnership with NBC for February’s GOP debate, citing dissatisfaction with CNBC’s handling of October’s debate.

“The Republican National Committee has decided to move forward without NBC’s participation in the February debate in Houston Texas,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement released Monday.

CNN was awarded the broadcast after Priebus and other members of the GOP criticized the CNBC moderators in the October GOP presidential primary debate.

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