Priebus Backs Trump On “Rigged” Debate Schedule: We’re Not Going To Disagree With Our Nominee

CBS News reports:

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus called Sunday for a renewed look at the schedule for presidential debates this fall, echoing GOP nominee Donald Trump in saying some of the dates have been set to suppress viewership.

“We’re going to be working with the commission in what they’re putting together,” Priebus told CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “Certainly we’re not going to agree with anything that our nominee doesn’t agree with.”

Still, Priebus stopped short of agreeing with Trump that the commission is “rigged,” which Trump suggested in a Saturday tweet and his campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, also implied in an interview with “Face the Nation” earlier Sunday.

“Listen, I don’t know about whether the commission is rigged, I just think there’s a lot of flaws with this commission,” Priebus said. “They’re working hard, I’m not taking anything away from them.”

The Commission on Presidential Debates, a nonpartisan committee that does not consult with either political party when putting together the slate of debates, announced the dates for the debates in 2015.