RNC chairman Reince Priebus has decided that enough is enough. Grown men said on a national stage televised globally they would back whoever won the GOP primary. The only person who didn’t agree was GOP Nominee Donald Trump who later changed his mind once he got assurances there would be a fair playing field for him and the campaign.
Priebus has now floated the idea of the party not supporting candidates who refused to support Trump if they run for office in the future. These men and women used RNC resources and tools and now they publicly want to separate themselves from the process like whiny children?
Best news I’ve seen yet. These candidates took the pledge to endorse the winning candidate and didn’t. So is that like taking the oath to become the president and not obey the oath to the people. Yeah the DNC forgot about that one!
From The Hill:
Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus on Sunday warned there could be consequences for former presidential candidates who don’t endorse their party’s nominee.
“People who agreed to support the nominee, that took part in our process, they used tools from the RNC. They agreed to support the nominee, they took part in our process,” Priebus said on CBS’s “Face The Nation.”
“We’re a private party. We’re not a public entity. Those people need to get on board. And if they’re thinking they’re going to run again someday, I think that we’re going to evaluate the process – of the nomination process and I don’t think it’s going to be that easy for them.”
When pressed on whether former presidential candidates who have not supported Donald Trump would be penalized, Priebus said those are things the party will “look at.”
Republican candidates signed a pledge during the primary season stating they would support their party’s eventual nominee.
Some #NeverTrumpers feel they might go the legal route, but this has nothing to do with legality. It is not like the former candidates will be jailed. The RNC is a private organization. The former candidates all signed a pledge to support the eventual winner. They, of course, assumed that winner would not be Trump, but it was. They are now expected to uphold their pledge. If they do not, the party would be well within it’s rights to throw them out.
Hey, I stand with Priebus on this one. I am glad he has decided to make this decision and I hope he follows through with it.
Do you think Priebus overstepped his authority by putting this out there publicly? Do you think former candidates who have been hiding in the wind will come out to help campaign with Trump? Share your voices below in the comment section and let me know what you think.