Rep. Steve Pearce had some simple advice for Republicans hoping to dump Donald Trump as the party’s presidential nominee at their national convention in Cleveland this week.
“When we start thinking we’re smarter than the voters we can get in real trouble,” Pearce said in a phone interview from Cleveland on Wednesday as he prepared to start work as a member of the convention’s rules committee.
For the past couple of months, there has been consistent chatter among Republicans about replacing the controversial Trump at the convention in favor of another candidate.
But the reality is that Trump destroyed his GOP rivals in most of the nation’s state-by-state primary contests. Like him or not, Trump won the Republican nomination fair and square. Replacing him now would require a historic rules change.