Signs Of Trouble Inside Arizona's Delegation Less Than Week Before Republican National Convention
Less than a week from the Republican Convention in Cleveland and there are signs of trouble within Arizona’s GOP delegation.
Delegates have been told to vote for Donald Trump as nominee, or risk losing their credentials to attend. This order has angered Arizona members of the anti-Trump movement.
One of Arizona's 58 delegates, Lori Hack, is a Ted Cruz supporter who withdrew her pledge to vote for Trump on “God-given principles.” Hack was subsequently removed as a delegate by state party chairman Robert Graham. But she's vowing to show up in Cleveland anyway.
“He does not have the authority to tell me that I am no longer a delegate for Cleveland. So, I am headed for Cleveland on Saturday," Hack said. "I feel this is the time to take a stand. My job is to be faithful and do my part, and then leave the rest for God.”
Hack says she opposes Trump’s candidacy because she believes he is a liberal Democrat.
Prominent Republicans such as the state’s two U.S. Senators, John McCain and Jeff Flake, as well Secretary of State Michele Reagan and Attorney General Mark Brnovich, will also not be at the convention.