Wagswoofs – The Republican National Committee is convening in private this week, with certain supporters of Donald Trump aiming to establish the organization’s influence on the upcoming 2024 GOP presidential nomination race.
The proposed resolution to declare Trump as the presumptive nominee has been taken off the agenda prior to the committee’s upcoming meeting in Las Vegas, according to party officials.
The Republican campaign has narrowed down to two major candidates after the first two early-state contests. Donald Trump is the clear favorite, while former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley remains determined to overcome the odds and continue her challenge.
The RNC winter meeting in Las Vegas was supposed to be uneventful, but it caught people’s attention when Maryland Committeeman David Bossie introduced a resolution to name Trump the presumptive nominee.
During the 2016 campaign, Bossie served as Trump’s deputy campaign manager and provided valuable guidance to his team in the face of a second impeachment following the events of the January 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Shortly after the resolution was leaked, Trump promptly rejected the proposal, which drew criticism from certain committee members who deemed it premature.
Trump took to his social media platform, Truth Social, expressing his opinion on the matter. He acknowledged that although the party has more than enough votes to proceed, he believes that it would be in the best interest of party unity for them to reconsider their plan.
In 2016, the RNC made a notable move by declaring Donald Trump the presumptive nominee after the Indiana primary, even though it was still early in the election cycle and he had faced competition from Ted Cruz. This decision was not unprecedented, as there is no formal RNC rule preventing the party from making such a declaration.
The term “presumptive nominee” is used by the Associated Press when a candidate has secured enough delegates to win the majority vote at the national party conventions this summer.
The point of reaching a decisive outcome will not be reached until more states have cast their votes. Both Republicans and Democrats will have to wait until at least March for this to occur.
Ronna McDaniel, Chair of the Republican National Committee, recently expressed doubt about Haley’s chances of securing the nomination. McDaniel pointed to Trump’s significant lead in the popular vote during the Iowa caucuses on January 15th and the New Hampshire primary on January 23rd as evidence that Haley may not have a viable path to victory.
“We must come together and support our eventual nominee, who will be Donald Trump, to ensure a victory against Joe Biden,” stated McDaniel during an interview on Fox News following the New Hampshire primary.
During her appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Haley expressed her skepticism regarding the Republican National Committee (RNC) serving as an impartial entity. She stated that the RNC was not an honest broker if it intended to determine the nominee after only two states had voted.
“The American people are eager to have a voice in determining their chosen nominee,” she emphasized. “It is crucial that we provide them with that opportunity. Relying solely on the results from just two states is inadequate.”