RNC May Keep WHAT From Trump?

(RightIsRight.co) – Angering the man who is all but certain to be the 2024 Republican presidential nominee, in the coming weeks, the Republican National Committee will consider a resolution that would prevent the organization from paying former President Donald Trump’s mounting legal expenses.

Henry Barbour, a committee member from Mississippi, floated two draft resolutions aimed at stopping payments for Trump’s legal fees and ensuring the RNC remains unbiased in the primary race.

The drafts emerged amid discussions about Trump’s sway over the RNC especially after appointing Michael Whatley and Lara Trump as co-chairs. Ronna McDaniel the current chair indicated she would resign after the South Carolina primary. Lara Trump’s commitment to use “every single penny” of RNC funds for Trump’s reelection has sparked controversy.

One of Barbour’s proposals specifically targets the committee’s spending, stating “The Republican National Committee and its leadership will stay neutral throughout the Presidential primary and not take on additional staff from any of the active Presidential campaigns until a nominee is clearly determined by reaching 1,215 delegates.” This move aims to halt the use of RNC resources for Trump’s legal defenses which have escalated to over $500 million due to various legal battles.

Another resolution explicitly addresses the issue of financial resources, noting “Spending any RNC financial resources for any candidate’s personal, business, or political legal expenses, not related to the 2024 election cycle, does not serve the RNC’s primary mission of helping to elect our candidates in 2024.” This comes after Trump’s PACs reportedly spent more than $50 million on legal fees.

The Trump campaign has strongly opposed these proposals. Senior advisor Chris LaCivita responded “The primary is over and it is the RNC’s sole responsibility to defeat Joe Biden and win back the White House. Efforts to delay that assist Joe Biden in the destruction of our nation. Republicans cannot stand on the sidelines and allow this to happen.”