Trump’s GOP: Party Further Tightens Tie to Former President
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As officials gathered in Utah this week for the Republican National Committee's winter meeting, party leaders left no doubt that the GOP is choosing to serve former President Donald Trump and his political interests before the next presidential election.
That's even as the RNC's rules require the committee not to pick favorites in a contested primary.
While some party officials pledged neutrality, they devoted considerable energy to disciplining Trump’s rivals and embracing his grievances with the Commission on Presidential Debates.
The RNC’s continued loyalty offers an example of how Republicans continue to embrace Trump despite evidence that he sought to subvert democracy before leaving office.