With all the scheming and dirty tricks by GOP establishment, to upend the Trump campaign, during the primaries, it’s kind of surreal to see them stand up for Trump against a grassroots effort to overthrow primary results at the GOP convention. And now, the holier than thou Cruz crowd has attempted undo the will of a nation to stop the Trump Train at the convention.
Ted Cruz loyalists tried to insert language into convention rules that would unbind primary delegates and allow them to switch their votes to Cruz, from Trump. They called it the Conscience Clause. It didn’t work out so well for them, … in a big way.
The Hill first outlined the conspirators:
A strong majority of the 112-member Rules Committee repeatedly voted against the Never Trump movement in a big win for the presumptive nominee and the Republican National Committee, which is looking to minimize disturbances caused by the rebel group.
Thursday’s votes will call into question whether the anti-Trump effort has enough support to get 28 signatures on the measure, which would ensure it gets a vote before the nearly 2,500 delegates when the full convention convenes on Monday.
The heated, emotional debate within the Rules Committee took place 14 hours into the panel’s marathon session that appeared to be headed into the early hours of the morning on Friday.
With only 28 signatures needed to bring an amendment to get a voice vote to unbind delegates the rebels could on secure 21.
FOX News reported:
Unruh expected to collect signatures from 28 members to bring a vote to unbind the delegates on the convention floor in Cleveland next week. However, she was only able to collect 21.
She encountered overwhelming opposition from delegates arguing that it would be unthinkable for the party to abandon Trump after he overwhelmingly won GOP primaries and caucuses and garnered more than 13 million votes.
But never say die. They’re not giving up.
Despite their defeat, anti-Trump delegates say they believe current rules already free delegates to support anybody and have planned to contest balloting when the convention votes for its nominee next week.
Perhaps Downtrend sums up best the futile attempt by Cruz zealots.
Despite losing the battle the R.A.T.’s will continue to gnaw away at Trump and any chances of the GOP keeping Hillary Clinton out of the White House. There are still several days before the convention actually begins and the potential for ongoing machinations to undermine the will of voters will be ongoing despite the setback. If anything, it will drive the Never Trumpers to even more dirty tricks and underhand conduct including a nationally televised revolt against the hated presumptive nominee who had the audacity to challenge their rackets in order to put patriotism before profiteering and to put America first.