June 21, 2016

DUMP THE DUMPSTER FIRE:

Scott Walker Says GOP Delegates Should Feel Free to Depose Trump (Eric Levitz, 6/21/16, nEW yORK)

The stench of flaming refuse that hangs over the Trump campaign has a growing contingent of Republican delegates plotting a Cleveland coup. Their goal is to have the convention's Rules Committee pass a "conscience clause" that would allow delegates to unbind themselves if they feel a moral aversion to the candidate they're supposed to support. And Walker has emerged as a possible white-knight candidate, as some suggest that his early exit from the primary race makes him a less-divisive replacement.

On Tuesday, the governor gave the coup attempt his blessing.

"I think historically, not just this year, delegates are and should be able to vote the way they see fit," Walker told the Associated Press. The governor endorsed Ted Cruz ahead of the Badger State's primary, but had endorsed Trump after the real-estate heir secured the nomination. But he backed off that support following Trump's "Mexican heritage" fiasco. In March, Walker predicted, "[I]f it's an open convention, it's very likely it [the nominee] would be someone who's not currently running."

Posted by at June 21, 2016 8:38 PM

  

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