Former Perry aide: GOP ‘committing suicide on national television’
 
A former aide to Rick Perry’s presidential campaign says the Republican Party is “committing suicide” during Thursday night’s presidential debate.
 
Jamie Johnson, who served as senior director for the former Texas governor's failed White House bid, commented on the state of the debate as it was happening, tweeting: “My party is committing suicide on national television. #GOPDebate.”
 
 
 
Early in the night, Rubio called for his rivals to focus on policy during the debate, but the Florida senator quickly got tangled in several spats with Trump.