With Donald Trump all but securing the Republican presidential nomination after winning Indiana, as well as Ted Cruz and John Kasich dropping out, it has made several Republicans wonder if they could, in fact, get behind a Trump presidency. Undoubtedly, many were hoping it wouldn’t come to this, but now is a time of reckoning for many who are worried about the fate of the party.
Even Speaker of the House Paul Ryan doesn’t seem to be on board with backing Trump as the nominee.
Yet, over at the RNC itself, it seems like there is a very clear message that if you’re to continue working for the party, you better vote for Trump, or else!
According to the New York Times:
For some in the party, the question of whether to embrace Mr. Trump is not merely an intellectual exercise. Some staff members at the Republican National Committee were told Wednesday that if they were unable to get behind the nominee, they should leave by the end of the week.
Some may see this as, sure, if you’re going to work for the party, you need to support the party’s candidate, but others may see this as a threat where they are not given any other choice, nor the choice of free will.
Needless to say, the Republican party is a mess. They need to pull their sh*t together if they want to even hold together any semblance of decency after this whole election process is over. RNC Chair Reince Priebus clearly lost all control of his party and who he should have steered the nominee to be, because now he’s stuck with a guy who has no policy experience whatsoever and is endorsed by the KKK.
It will be amusing, to say the least, watching what unfolds within the Republican party over the next few months. Amusing, and somewhat horrifying.
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