Appearing on conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt’s program on Monday night, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus took a shot at CNN host Jake Tapper for predicting that any politician not associated with Washington D.C. will have an easier time getting their party’s presidential nomination in 2016. “I’m not so sure about that,” Priebus replied.
On his radio program on Monday, Hewitt said that the dysfunction in Washington has created the conditions where contempt for America’s elected representatives has “skyrocketed.”
“This is going to be great for any governor running for president in 2016,” Tapper added in agreement. “Anyone not associated with the House, with the Senate, with the Obama administration.”
“I don’t think Jake Tapper can, you know, make a claim that he understands primary voters,” Priebus said. “I’m not so sure. I actually think a lot of our base are pretty happy with a party that’s willing to fight, and willing to have it out.”
“And, actually, people are pretty happy with our Speaker,” he continued. “So, I’m not so sure about that.”
Listen to the clip below via The Hugh Hewitt Show:
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