RNC Chair: I’m ‘Pissed Off’ About ‘Crap Sandwich’ CNBC Debate (VIDEO)

October 30, 2015 7:17 a.m.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Thursday night railed against the CNBC Republican debate moderators, promising to reassess the primary debates going forward.

“I just can’t tell you how pissed off I am,” he told Fox News’ Sean Hannity about the debate. “It was insanity.”

“Obviously we had assurances that it was going to be straight up finance, which is what they do every day, and what was delivered was just nothing but a crap sandwich,” Priebus continued.

He did note, however, that the debate united the Republican candidates.

The RNC chairman assured Hannity that the party would do its best to make changes to the debates going forward. He said he has already spoken with Ben Carson, who raised concerns about the debate on Thursday, and that the RNC will meet with the other campaigns about their complaints.

“Everything is going to be reevaluated and reset. Every debate on the calendar is going to be reevaluated, reset, look at the format, the moderators, everything,” he said. “We’re going to have meetings with all the candidates. We’re going to make sure that we can do everything possible to make sure last night doesn’t happen again.”

Watch the interview via Fox News:

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