Appearing on Morning Joe Thursday morning, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus told host Mika Brzezinski that he wouldn’t let her moderate a GOP debate, because he needs to “choose moderators that are actually interested in the Republican Party.”
After Priebus claimed that there was a porous division at best between NBC Entertainment, which is producing the Hillary miniseries, and NBC News/MSNBC, Brzezinski pointed out that he had no problem appearing on her MSNBC show. “My point is you expected an honest and fair conversation here, even though we’re a part of NBC,” she said. “You understand there’s a difference.”
“But I’m not going to have you moderate the Republican debate,” Priebus said. When Nicole Wallace asked why not, he continued, “Because you’re not actually interested in the future of the Republican Party and our nominees. That’s not a slam on you, Mika, but I have to choose moderators that are actually interested in the Republican Party and our nominees. It’s not going to be NBC, if they continue to go forward with this miniseries.”
“I think Mika would be great,” co-host Joe Scarborough said.