Rep. Chris Collins to speak at Republican National Convention
Jul 26 2016
Tim Tebow won't speak at the Republican National Convention after all.
Reporters on cleveland.com's politics team are weighing in on what they'll be looking for at the Republican National Convention.
Some anti-Trump delegates on the Republican National Convention Rules Committee sought a strategy to unbind convention delegates, allowing them to vote their conscience against Trump even if they were bound to him by primary results.
In a series of three votes, the committee that sets the rules for next week's four-day convention here eliminated the persistent argument, made primarily among social conservatives hostile to the unorthodox victor of this year's primaries, that delegates would be free to follow their consciences and ignore their pledges to support the candidates who won their states' primaries and caucuses.
Whether Tebow had previously consented and then gotten cold feet, or if the Trump campaign was so desperate to make the RNC seem like a cool event rather than a flaccid failure of the conservative party, The convention will be Tebow-less, and that is just "sad!"
"Since he wasn't my first candidate, obviously I believe he has some shortcomings, and I still believe that", he said. So it was never a real opportunity. "They were never there". The four lawmakers attending all backed other candidates during the primaries, sometimes several, before slowly coming around to a lukewarm acceptance of Donald Trump as their party's nominee for president.
She said she is trying to gather enough delegate signatures for a minority report, which would be presented for a vote at the full convention.
"It's just the start", said Unruh, who like many of her allies supported the now abandoned presidential campaign of Texas Sen. TedCruz and his defunct presidential campaign.
Even if a convention vote occurs, it's highly unlikely to pass. It would need a majority of the 2,742 convention delegates.
The Trump campaign was clearly anxious about the possibility of chaos.
Kendal Unruh, the Colorado delegate who authored the proposal to "unbind" delegates, said Friday she'll no longer try forcing a convention floor showdown on that plan.
Bush, once seen as the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, remains one of the most prominent anti-Trump holdouts in the GOP.
Missouri's two members on the convention rules committee both oppose the change.
This vote now appears to dispel any notion of stopping Mr Trump from being the nominee.
Tim Tebow would like you to know that he's not speaking in support of Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention.
I like much of what he says, but I'm very concerned about the way he says it. Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C.
RNC chief spokesman Sean Spicer said he would not.
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