New Plan Could Loosen Trump’s Grip On RNC

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( – The Republican National Committee has had one senior member introducing a draft resolution that would delay the party from officially backing former President Donald Trump in the 2024 general election. In a different proposed resolution, it is suggested that the RNC should not be covering any of the legal expenses of the former President. 

These resolutions could potentially lead to a rift in the party regarding their position on handling the former President as well as the way they allocate resources. 

Mississippi national committeeman Henry Barbour has sponsored the resolutions. CNN has noted that the resolution dealing with when to back Trump states that the RNC and its leadership should remain neutral until the end of the Republican primary and that they should not hire any staff from Presidential campaigns that are currently active until a nominee has been clearly decided. 

While Trump has won all of the caucuses and primaries so far, Barbour is pushing forward the neutrality resolution claiming that prematurely expressing support for Trump’s candidacy would possibly allow Trump’s team to take greater control of the committee. 

While the Democratic National Committee and Joe Biden’s campaign are involved in joint fundraising efforts, the RNC has not taken a similar position with the Trump campaign. 

Trump’s campaign has slammed Barbour for the introduction of the resolution and pointed out that it was incredibly important for them to defeat incumbent President Joe Biden and for Trump to win back the Oval Office. 

Chris LaCivita, Trump’s campaign co-manager, has argued that the primary is over and that it was the responsibility of the RNC to defeat the President and win the White House. 

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