GOP to Boycott NBC, CNN Over Hillary Clinton Films

It's official: The GOP won't partner with CNN or NBC for its 2016 presidential primary debates if they air programs about Hillary Clinton. In a vote Friday at its summer retreat, the Republican National Committee unanimously approved a resolution neither to partner with the networks for those debates "nor sanction any primary debates they sponsor" should the networks go ahead with their planned biographical programs on Clinton. "We’re done putting up with this nonsense," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said ahead of the vote. "There are plenty of other outlets. We’ll still reach voters, maybe more voters." Clinton is widely considered to be the Democratic front-runner should she choose to run in 2016. NBC News said in a statement earlier this month that it is "completely independent of NBC Entertainment," which is producing the film in question, "and has no involvement in this project." CNN, which is producing its own program, called the RNC's decision "premature."

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