RNC chief: Presidential nominee is ‘not my choice’

Greg Nash

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus on Sunday said the GOP will support the nominee chosen through the primary system.

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Asked whether the party is prepared for Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump indicates towns, states should be able to ban fracking Houston Chronicle endorses Clinton Apple's Tim Cook to hold fundraiser for Clinton MORE to become its spokesman, Priebus said who the people nominate is “not my choice.”

“If the delegates, you know, get accumulated in such a way that any one of these candidates becomes the nominee, it’s our job to support that nominee, and we will,” Priebus said on ABC’s “This Week.” “So, yes, we’re prepared to support whoever the nominee becomes.”

“But who the nominee is going to be is not my choice – and obviously, we’re going to support whoever that is,” he added.

Asked whether he is planning for a brokered convention, Priebus said the party is “prepared for anything.”

“I’ve been chairman for six years. I don’t think there are too many people that are more familiar with the procedures of nominating someone at a convention than I am,” he said. “So I am prepared and we will be prepared if that happens.”

“But, again, I don’t think that’s going to be the case,” he added.

“If it did, then, of course, obviously, it would be pretty historic. But we’ll be ready.”

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