RNC rules panel to consider blocking Never Trump movement
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A member of the Republican National Convention’s rules committee has proposed a new rule that would effectively stop any efforts among delegates to block Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDonald Trump and Joe Biden create different narratives for the election The hollowing out of the CDC Poll: Biden widens lead over Trump to 10 points MORE from securing the presidential nomination.


The proposal, which was obtained by MSNBC, would lock in place all rules that were “adopted by the 2012 Convention” for this year’s meeting. Any other rules adopted by the committee would go into effect after the Cleveland convention ends on July 21.

"This proposal would take politics out of the rulemaking process, and focus on unity so we could defeat Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump campaign launches Asian Pacific Americans coalition Van Jones: A 'white, liberal Hillary Clinton supporter' can pose a greater threat to black Americans than the KKK Taylor Swift slams Trump tweet: 'You have the nerve to feign moral superiority before threatening violence?' MORE in November," said Solomon Yue, an Oregon delegate who proposed the rule.

Yue told MSNBC he has not yet endorsed a presidential candidate.

The rule would effectively head off a so-called Free the Delegates movement in the works to block Trump’s nomination. That effort’s only chance at success rests on the convention freeing delegates who are currently bound to vote for Trump based on the results of their states’ primaries.

If Yue’s rule is backed by a quarter of the committee, it will go to a floor vote at the convention.