I love it! Remember this guy – Robin Hayes. He is the North Carolina Republican Chairman. He has a private Pilatus airplane, a very nice airplane, and flew two Cruz-supporting delegates to the Cleveland convention.
Hayes asked the Cruzbot delegates what they thought of Cruz’s speech at the convention. When they responded with praise for Cruz’s self-promoting 2020 stump speech, he kicked them off his plane, declaring, “I think you need to ride the bus home.”
LOL! Good man, Robin Hayes. We need not do any favors for the sycophants of the divisive scumbag Canadian.
According to The Charlotte Observer, “When North Carolina Republican Chairman Robin Hayes asked fellow delegate Ted Hicks on Thursday what he thought of the convention speech by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Hicks was candid.
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“I thought it was a fine speech,” said Hicks, who’d flown to Cleveland aboard Hayes’ private Pilatus plane.
But he was startled by Hayes’ reply.
“I think you need to ride the bus home,” Hayes told Hicks and fellow Cruz supporter Rod Chaney.
So the two Triangle-area Republicans, who’d expected to fly back with Hayes, scrambled to find a ride with a delegate who happened to be driving home Thursday.
The episode underscores the fact that after four days of drama – and one memorable speech – unity remains elusive for North Carolina Republicans.
They’d come to the GOP convention hoping to find it after a contentious primary and the bruising ouster of their party chairman. Many hoped they could unite behind their presidential nominee, Donald Trump.
But Wednesday’s speech by Cruz, who pointedly refused to endorse Trump and asked delegates to “vote your conscience,” led to a chorus of boos in the convention hall and different reactions in the delegation.
“Overwhelmingly, people (in the delegation) are upset with Cruz, even Cruz supporters,” said delegate Matthew Ridenhour, a Mecklenburg County commissioner. “It was very self-serving. I respect those who lose gracefully.”