"Now is the time to stand united as Republicans", RNC Chairman Reince Priebus told delegates Wednesday as he kicked off the Republican National Committee's final meeting ahead of the convention.
Sen. Ted Cruz: Cruz was one of Trump's longest-running opponents during the Republican primaries and has been noncommittal about endorsing the real-estate mogul.
Republican Sen. Jeff Flake turned up in news accounts last week when his party's presidential candidate predicted Flake would lose his re-election bid in Arizona.
The attention to this proposal may also have the side effect of drawing momentum from the effort to unbind delegates and potentially keep Trump from winning the nomination on the first ballot.
Protest groups plan to march in the streets and parks for the event. "Heck, it's not even Donald Trump's!", he claims, although that's debatable.
The anti-Trump coalition - including groups Free The Delegates and Delegates Unbound - won a small victory in a federal court in Virginia this week, and the group's leaders have kept up their push since arriving in Cleveland. She said she's lost track of the amount of interviews she's done in recent days. "Or Cruz supporters who feel delegates are bound", he said.
O'REILLY: I have to refocus you though on the African-American experience. all right? "It's a preference poll". "The rules of the Republican Party both permit and require the binding of delegates". So she's pushing the Rules Committee to adopt language that would clearly allow delegates to vote for any nominee they like, if they say a Trump vote would violate their conscience.
Steve Duprey, a New Hampshire delegate and rules committee member, was decidedly in the pro-Trump camp. That's where Unruh will make her proposal.
Major banking and Wall Street entities will not be attending the Republican National Convention (RNC), according to a report just one day after Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton - who gave high-priced speeches to Goldman Sachs and will not release the content of those addresses.
If they do, said Unruh, "It will be on worldwide TV that they ignored" the rebels and their interpretation of party rules. I would like to say yes, however. "There is also diversity of experience, and sometimes something that would be beneficial that I think he is also looking at". The group must win over 28 members of the powerful, 112-member convention rules committee to support the cause.
"That may be the theme song of this convention", he said. "We have parliamentarians who are involved in this effort".
"The court has confirmed what we have said all along: Rule 16 is in effect and thus delegates. are bound to vote in accordance with the election results", attorney and former Federal Election Commission Chairman Don McGahn, who now works for the Trump campaign, said in a statement.
While anti-Trump advocates try and gain traction, Republican National Committee members Tuesday essentially chose to ignore the issue.
There are a couple problems.
More than 13 million voters nationwide supported Trump in the primary, picking him from the crowded field. The people have spoken. "Well, let's talk about that".
Rich Nordstrom was elected to be a delegate for Donald Trump by nearly 25,000 voters in Illinois' 17th Congressional District. Unruh has acknowledged the group knows this but she said it wants to prove a point - that the delegates don't want Trump.
The platform will be formally voted on by Republican delegates at the start of their convention on Monday.
And the committee has reworded its policy document to match the presumptive nominee's campaign promises.
So it appears the odds of all of this falling into place are pretty low.
"Well I think when you have been in politics since the 90's, it is hard to beat that ground game".