Cruz supporters considering a delegate coup at GOP convention

Washington Examiner:
Officials from Ted Cruz's defunct presidential campaign are talking up the possibility of a coup at next month's Republican convention in Cleveland.

Bob Vander Plaats, a former national co-chair of Ted Cruz's presidential campaign, told NBC that "everything's got to be on the table" when it comes to exempting delegates from supporting Donald Trump at the convention.

On Tuesday, Cruz's New Jersey state director Steve Lonegan called for a "delegate revolt."

"I would love to see a revolt," he told CNN. "It's time for the Republican Party to get some backbone and stand up against this guy."

Steve Deace, a prominent conservative radio host and former member of Cruz's Iowa statewide leadership team, has called on the delegates to the GOP convention to "declare your independence."

"You can end this and it's on you to do so. The rules permit you to do so," Deace said addressing the delegates via his radio show. "You have a choice to make: You can suffer the wrath of Trump's cult now, or you can suffer the wrath of the American voter later."
Talk show host Hugh Hewitt has also called for a delegate revolt against the inept Trump campaign.  Trump has at least backed off his poorly thought out campaign against the judge in the Trump U case, which has only added to the calls for a revolt.  Cruz has been silent on the idea so far.

Cruz responded to a question on whether he would support Trump in an interview with CNN:


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