Showing leadership I wasn’t sure he possessed, Reince Priebus announced on Sunday’s Face The Nation that there are consequences for the lie that former Republican candidates John Kasich, Jeb Bush, and Canadian Cruz told on national TV, i.e., their pledge to support whoever the eventual Republican nominee wound up being. They also signed a pledge to that effect.
Priebus threatened to cut off support for the three butthurt crybabies, and rightly so, declaring that should they choose to run again “I don’t think it’s going to be that easy for them,” obviously meaning that the RNC may withhold its support, which would be the death knell for any Republican candidate hopeful’s campaign.
The Washington Times reports, “Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Sunday threatened Ohio Gov. John Kasich and other Republicans who refuse to support presidential nominee Donald Trump, saying the party may take steps to ensure it’s not ‘that easy for them’ to seek the White House again.
Speaking on CBS’ ‘Face the Nation,’ Mr. Priebus said every Republican who ran in 2016 needs to get behind Mr. Trump.
Those who haven’t — including Mr. Kasich, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz — could see diminished support from the party moving forward.
‘People who agreed to support the nominee, that took part in our process, they used tools from the RNC. They agreed to support the nominee. They took part in our process. We’re a private party, we’re not a public entity. Those people need to get on board,’ Mr. Priebus said.
‘And if they’re thinking they’re going to run again someday, I think we’re going to evaluate the process, the nomination process, and I don’t think it’s going to be that easy for them,’ he said.
Mr. Kasich said it’s ‘very unlikely’ he’ll vote for Mr. Trump … ‘too much water under the bridge,’ the Ohio governor said in an interview with CNN that aired Friday.”