Democrats had an unexpected spin Friday on Republicans' decision to shut CNN and NBC out of primary debates because of upcoming Hillary Clinton projects: They said the move would hurt the GOP with Hispanics.
The Washington Post reported that the ban will apply not only to NBC and CNN’s English-language cable channels, but also to their Spanish ones. That will leave Univision as the sole Spanish-language network available to Republicans.
The Democratic National Committee said the ban — which came in protest of Clinton getting airtime that potential 2016 rivals will not — could actually help Democrats.
“After last year’s electoral losses, the RNC pledged to do a better job reaching out to the voters they had systematically alienated – like women, African Americans, LGBT Americans, Hispanics, and more. But instead of modifying their policies, the only thing the GOP can unite behind is a plan to continue to limit the audiences-and voters-to whom they will communicate,” said DNC National Press Secretary Michael Czin.
"It appears that with today's vote, their approach is to actually speak to even fewer voters,” he added.
The RNC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.