The Republican National Committee has repeatedly insisted that it will support the nominee, whoever it is, at the end of the primary season.
However, some of its its recent actions seemed to indicate a different plan.Politico reported that a leaked video from an RNC meeting on Thursday showed Holland Redfield, an RNC committeeman, giving a speech to Chairman Reince Priebus in which he objected to the RNC’s stance on playing nice with Trump.
Redfield never mentioned Trump by name, but it seemed pretty clear who he was talking about.
“As a party, we owe it to ourselves to speak up, and not let the tail wag the dog, and not let someone say, all of a sudden, ‘If you don’t play my game, then I’m running as an independent,’” he stated.
Redfield went on to lament the RNC’s recent reluctant acceptance of the idea of Trump being the nominee.
“You can argue with me, but we’re almost terrorized as members of our party. ‘Shut up. Toe the line, embrace each other, and let’s go forward.’ I understand that. But there is a limit to loyalty. I am loyal to this party by speaking out on these very issues,” Redfield said.
Priebus’ response was not shown on the video, and the RNC has not commented on it, so it was not immediately clear what sort of reception Redfield’s speech received.