The Republican party convention is long over and the best efforts of the Never Trumpers fell short but they can’t be bothered with anything as inconvenient as reality. On Monday the subset of the anti-Trump forces previously led by Ted Cruz allies petitioned the RNC for an emergency meeting to jettison Donald Trump as the nominee. With the exodus from the GOP well underway now that media darling Susan Collins is carrying the flag to Camp Clinton, it’s now just a matter of sabotaging Trump, settling into what suspiciously appears to be a power-sharing deal and waiting for 2020 for another shot at the White House. The RAT’s are looking to sink Trump’s ship now with a flurry of activity less than 100 days before the election.
According to a Washington Post story “These Republicans were unable to stop Donald Trump’s nomination. But they’re trying again”:
Activists who were unable to block Donald Trump’s presidential nomination are trying again, this time petitioning the Republican National Committee to call an emergency meeting to strip him of the nod.
Just like the group’s months-long fight to stop Trump at the party convention, this latest attempt is likely to be a mostly symbolic act of defiance. Even though Trump is trailing Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in polls, an overwhelming majority of Republicans still support him, and top party leaders are rejecting calls to find a new standard-bearer with fewer than 100 days until Election Day.
And yet, the mere fact that party activists are trying yet again to rid the party of Trump reflects widespread apprehension and mounting opposition to the nominee among Republicans. Current and former GOP lawmakers, former government officials, and top-flight party consultants have said they’re leaving the party or will vote for someone else, given Trump’s recent wave of words and deeds that have insulted or worried military families, foreign policy experts, Muslims — even mothers with young crying babies.
Party rules dictate that members from at least 16 states can compel RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to call an emergency meeting, which he would need to convene within 10 days. At the meeting, these activists want RNC members to invoke Rule 9, which lays out how to nominate a new presidential candidate in the event of a resignation, death or other circumstance.
According to the party rulebook, the RNC is “authorized and empowered to fill any and all vacancies which may occur by reason of death, declination, or otherwise of the Republican candidate for President of the United States or the Republican candidate for Vice President of the United States.” If the nominee is removed, the RNC could opt to hold a new convention or select a new candidate by holding a vote among themselves.
“It is our goal to recall him,” said Beau Correll, a Virginia lawyer. He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention who filed a federal court case challenging party rules and state laws that required him to vote for Trump at the convention.
Correll is the sore loser delegate who filed a lawsuit because he couldn’t accept his duty to support Trump after the Virginia voters delivered a primary win to him. This desperate attempt to force the RNC to dump the Donald comes as another faction of the Never Trumpers has trotted out a former Goldman Sachs employee/CIA agent named Evan McMullin – a Mormon – who it is hoped will be able to pull enough votes from Trump in western states to cost him necessary 270 electoral votes to win. This latter gambit is a nefarious scheme to throw the election into the House of Representatives and the brainchild of Glenn Beck and Red State blowhard Erick Erickson – a real longshot unless Wikileaks has that smoking gun email that will nuke Hillary.
The plots are swirling now as the establishment looks to defend fortress Washington against being retaken by the people.