From Right Scoop: I’m not sure how much you can trust this coming from CNBC, but if it’s true, it shows just how much the Republican National Committee is still trying to give Jeb the edge over the other GOP candidates.
In the middle of the CNBC-hosted GOP debate on Wednesday, RNC chief strategist and spokesman Sean Spicer and chief of staff Katie Walsh approached CNBC officials about the amount of speaking time candidates were getting.
“Several campaigns had a concern about time allotments, we approached CNBC on multiple occasions to give us a read out of times as they promised and they refused,” Spicer said in a statement.
A CNBC employee who was involved in putting on the debate and with direct knowledge of the conversations, said Spicer and Walsh approached CNBC during the debate, saying they were concerned about time allotments, but that Bush was the only campaign mentioned by name.
The same complaint had come directly from the Bush team, as campaign manager Danny Diaz confronted CNBC producers during the debate about Bush’s speaking time.
Now again, this come from CNBC, and given how they’ve been absolutely hammered since the debate, it would behoove them to lie in order to put the spotlight back onto the RNC.
But, I’m sure none of us are surprised to find out that they might have tried to help out Jeb. He needed all the help he could get, and it didn’t help.