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RNC Chairman: ‘Stephanopoulos Was Never Going to Moderate a Republican Debate’

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus declared “George Stephanopoulos was never going to moderate a Republican debate anyway” on Thursday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.

Priebus stated, “George Stephanopoulos was never going to moderate a Republican debate anyway.” And “I’ve made it very clear, and I’ve made public statements about this, that the issue for me, even more so than the donation, was the fact that he worked for Bill and Hillary Clinton. How can I as chairman of the national party have the former employee of the Clintons, who’s running on the other side be the person on the stage deposing our candidate?”

He concluded, “I’ve said that already, that, you know, people that, number one, could give a rip about our party ought not be the people moderating our debates. But, you know, this is why we have to take control of these debates, Sean. And this is why we did it. And this is also another opportunity for us to tell everyone that we’re going to be watching the coverage out there. And we’re going to hold the media accountable to their coverage on Hillary Clinton.”

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