Amanda Carpenter was on CNN a few minutes ago pointing out that Trump is a disaster for the party and that it may be time to eject – meaning not nominate him at the convention.
While she understands what Paul Ryan tried to do today in suggesting that Trump is still the better choice to pass the Republican agenda, she believes Ryan’s position is really untenable and will be too hard of a line to walk.
Carpenter says there’s a reason we have delegates, and if we agree that Trump is going to be a disaster for the party, then we need to convince the delegates not to nominate him:
Republicans have a nominating process. There is a reason we have delegates. It’s to prevent a disaster. If people really believe that Donald Trump is going to be a disaster for the party, if they cannot stand by his comments, if they cannot support him, if they do not think that he supports our values, then you have to use the process that’s in place and not nominate him at the convention.
I think we need to start talking to delegates, we need to say ‘what are you going to do’? It’s very simple. They don’t have to do this. They can not show up, they can rewrite the rules… If we’re really going to go down this road in saying he’s bad for the party, he’s saying racist things, then we shouldn’t nominate him. End of story.
Watch her brief comments below, and make sure you watch to the end: