Reince Priebus Accidentally Reveals RNC Can Block a Candidate In His Thinly Veiled Threat to GOPers Who Have Not Endorsed Trump
On Sunday, GOP Chair Reince Priebus spoke on "Face the Nation" about GOP-ers who have not thrown their support behind Trump, particularly the former presidential candidates who ran against him.
“Those people need to get on board," Priebus said. "And if they’re thinking they’re going to run again someday, I think that we’re going to evaluate the process — of the nomination process and I don’t think it’s going to be that easy for them.”
He explained that there's already parts of the process that would make it challenging, but a lot can be changed moving forward.
“In order to be on the ballot in South Carolina, you actually have to pledge your support to the nominee, no matter who that person is. So what’s the penalty for that? It’s not a threat, but that’s just the question that we have a process in place,” Priebus continued.
Later that day, former presidential candidate John Kasich, whose sole victory was Ohio, hit back.
"Thankfully, there are still leaders in this country who put principles before politics," Kasich adviser John Weaver said in a campaign statement.
"The idea of a greater purpose beyond oneself may be alien to political party bosses like Reince Priebus, but it is at the center of everything Governor Kasich does," Weaver added.