After CNBC botched the handling of the Republican debate in October, the Republican National Committee (RNC) was up in arms over the treatment of their candidates.
The personal attacks and ridiculous line of questioning left the Republican party no choice but to reexamine their relationship with the network.
“I write to inform you that pending further discussion between the Republican National Committee (RNC) and our presidential campaigns, we are suspending the partnership with NBC News for the Republican primary debate at the University of Houston on February 26, 2016. The RNC’s sole role in the primary debate process is to ensure that our candidates are given a full and fair opportunity to lay out their vision for America’s future,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus wrote to NBC in October. “We simply cannot continue with NBC without full consultation with our campaigns."
NBC held out hopes that they would be able to repair their relationship with the RNC. According to Breitbart, the relationship officially ended on Monday when the RNC voted to sever it’s business relationship with the network. The debate committee met and the vote to disengage with NBC was unanimous.
The February 26th debate in Houston is still going to take place, but at this moment it is unknown which TV network will air the debate.