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The Republican National Committee tries to stop Trump’s inauguration

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The Republican National Committee tries to stop Trumps inauguration
The Republican National Committee tries to stop Trumps inauguration
Khushbu Kumari

The Republican National Committee’s draft resolution would curb the party’s acceptance of Trump as a candidate. A second resolution would prohibit the Republican National Committee from paying the former president’s legal bills

Former President Donald Trump has announced his intention to reshape the structure of the Republican National Committee (RNC).

The current president, Ronna McDaniel, previously indicated that she would resign after Saturday's primary in South Carolina.

In early February, Trump publicly endorsed North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Michael Whatley for RNC chair and Lara Trump, the former president's daughter-in-law, for co-chair.

She also announced that she planned to install her campaign's senior adviser, Chris LaCivita, as the RNC's chief operating officer.

Meanwhile, there are two resolutions circulating within the RNC that potentially , if approved by members, would delay that process.

A member of the Republican National Committee (RNC) on Saturday introduced two draft resolutions that would prohibit the committee from paying former President Trump's mounting legal fees and ensure that remain neutral in the GOP primary race.

The resolutions, shared by Henry Barbour, a Republican National Committeeman from Mississippi, were first reported by The Dispatch, and come amid speculation about Trump's influence in the RNC, before a candidate is officially chosen for 2024.

Lara Trump promised earlier this month spending “every penny” of RNC funds to help elect Trump to the White House.

“Every penny will go to the Republican National Committee's number one and only task: electing Donald J. Trump as president of the United States and saving this country,” said Trump's daughter-in-law.

If enacted, Barbour's proposal would prevent the use of funds to help with Trump's legal bills, which total more than $500 million following verdicts in his civil fraud trial in New York and the E. Jean Carroll defamation cases.

“The Republican National Committee and its leadership will remain neutral during the presidential primaries and will not hire additional staff from any presidential campaigns "active until a nominee is clearly determined upon reaching 1,215 delegates," said part of the proposal, according to NBC News.

The other proposal, according to the media, says: “Spending any RNC financial resources for personal, business or political legal expenses of any candidate, unrelated to the 2024 election cycle, does not meet the mission main role of the RNC to help elect our candidates in 2024.”

The former president's two political action committees already spent more than $50 million on legal fees last year, according to Commission reports Federal Electoral.

The proposals were not well received by the Trump campaign.

“The primaries have ended and it is the sole responsibility of the Republican National Committee to defeat Joe Biden and regain the House White,” said Trump's senior adviser, Chris LaCivita. “Delay efforts that aid Joe Biden in the destruction of our nation. Republicans cannot stand by and allow this to happen.”



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