CLEVELAND – Republicans crafting the rules that will govern the Republican National Convention overwhelmingly rejected a proposal put forth by “Never Trump” Republicans to unbind delegates and move to upset presumptive nominee Donald Trump.
The “conscience clause” amendment, put forth by Colorado delegate Kendal Unruh, would have freed delegates from the results of the primaries and caucuses so that they could revolt against Trump on the convention floor.
Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), a close friend of former candidate Sen. Ted Cruz and critic of Trump, spoke in favor of the “Never Trump” faction. Still, the proposal received little support.
The GOP Rules Committee instead ratified a handful of other proposals that stated delegates will remain bound to the results of the primaries and caucuses.
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, who are looking to minimize disturbances caused by the rebel group.
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