After a last-ditch effort by anti-Trump Republicans to bring about a rules vote at the Republican convention and free delegates bound to Donald Trump to vote with their consciences instead, the convention floor descended into chaos as the motion was denied. #NeverTrump delegates acquired enough signatures to force a national convention vote on the rules, but a GOP official took the stage and gaveled the rules into place amid loud protests from amassed delegates calling for a roll call vote:
— POLITICO (@politico) July 18, 2016
The chair reportedly admitted the threshold for holding a roll call vote on the convention rules was met but denied one anyway in favor of a voice vote, effectively confirming Donald Trump will be the Republican Party nominee for president. Many conservatives were, shall we say, less than pleased with this turn of events — check out a few choice reactions, below. Kimberly Alters
.@SenMikeLee says RNC officials using “coercion masquerading as unity.” Will push for floor vote on Rules.
— #NeverTrump (@NeverTrumpPAC) July 18, 2016
The Putin National Convention.
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) July 18, 2016
Ken Cuccinelli on the scene inside the hall: "This is appalling. RNC is trampling (its) own grass roots delegates... They cheated." @MSNBC
— Willie Geist (@WillieGeist) July 18, 2016
Today is the day the GOP elected Hillary Clinton president of the United States. @Reince I’m embarrassed for you.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) July 18, 2016
What unbelievable Soviet bullshit https://t.co/UTn4mLF2LU
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) July 18, 2016