There continue to be cries for a convention coup to replace Trump as our nominee, some of them were associated with the Ted Cruz campaign. Bob Vander Plaats, former co-chair on the Ted Cruz campaign, is suggesting a coup next month. He says “everything should be on the table” at the convention.
Steve Lonegan, Cruz’s director in New Jersey said “It’s time for a delegate revolt”.
Steve Deace, a well known conservative radio host and a part of Cruz’s team in Iowa said it’s time for delegates to “declare your independence”. On his radio show he said,
You can end this and it’s on you to do so. The rules permit you to do so, you have a choice to make: You can suffer the wrath of Trump’s cult now, or you can suffer the wrath of the American voter later.”
Governor Scott Walker is pulling back on his support for Trump and I’ve heard his name tossed around as a possible replacement for Trump at the convention.
“He’s not yet the nominee,” Walker told 27 News in Wisconsin. “Officially that won’t happen until the middle of July and so for me that’s kind of the time frame that, in particular, I want to make sure he renounces what he says—at least in regards to this judge.”
“It’s just sad in America that we have such poor choices right now.”
Illinois Senator Mark Kirk has taken back his support of Trump.
We previously reported the comments of conservative Hugh Hewitt. He too is questioning the possibility of a replacement for Trump at the convention.
Will all of this amount to anything? Probably not. But it’s up to Trump. If he continues, over the next 5 weeks, to say things like he said about the Judge, he will be digging his own grave and the cries for a convention coup will grow.