Pro-Kasich? They support John Kasich?
A couple of years ago I had the benefit in honor of campaigning with Tea Party candidate Chris McDaniel in the state of Mississippi as he was trying to get elected to the Senate and knock off Sen. Thad Cochran . He was met by the Republican state GOP supported by the National Republican Senate Committee (by the way, Sen. Ted Cruz was vice chairman at the time) who used liberal racist fear tactics to defeat him. NOTE: Cruz didn’t participate in this particular strategy by the NSRC.
I was there on the ground, going from county to county with the Tea Party Express. I heard radio ads against McDaniel that were playing to the minority community classifying him as a racist tea party member that wanted to take blacks back to slavery and suppress their vote. This was the Mississippi GOP trying to stop a Tea Party member!!!
Now the Mississippi State GOP is threatening to use badges and guns against Trump/Cruz supporters when they hold their State’s GOP convention on April 23. This is unacceptable. I got a call from my friend in Mississippi who alerted me to these text messages sent to Senior Trump Official as it seems the Mississippi GOP want to help Kasich win the nomination:
“The bottom line is is [sic] I told you this can happen one of two ways,” Nosef’s menacing text reads. Either “we work together and include people that we trust and also happen to be Trump and Cruz supporters or we just put whoever we want on there have a big fight and end up in the contest committee in Cleveland,” it says.
“And like I told you I can promise my cousin and anybody else if they even so much as raise their voice they’re going to be outside in the parking lot and they won’t be back in and no I won’t be removing them somebody with a gun and a badge will be,” Nosef continued.
LifeZette has also confirmed with the Mississippi Trump campaign that the text is legitimate and was indeed received by one of their team, however local campaign chairman Mitch Tyner has refused to comment.
The roughly 280 state convention delegates who will be elected on April 23 go on to elect the delegates to the National Convention. Given that Gov. Bryant has endorsed Cruz, it’s possible these vicious, strong-arm tactics have been employed in Cruz’s favor, however the references to McDaniel and Cruz supporters suggest this is unlikely.
Instead it seems that Bryant and Nosef are working to ensure they have pro-Kasich or “White Knight” delegates prepared for a 2nd or 3rd ballot in Cleveland.
Make no mistake about it. Mississippi is pro-Kasich country. This is from Kasich’s website:
Kasich? Are you serious? Where is the RNC? Are they going to investigate this? Will Kasich denounce these tactics?
It seems the GOP is over the top because they haven’t been able to find a way to defeat Trump’s message for the last 7.5 months. This is appalling in the highest form. What are your thoughts after reading this? Share your opinions below in our comment section!
h/t – Lifezette