Influential conservative radio show host Hugh Hewitt has called for the Republican Party to change its convention rules and to remove Donald Trump as its presidential nominee.
“I want to support the nominee of the party, but I think the party ought to change the nominee, because we’re going to get killed with this nominee,” Hewitt told his listeners on Wednesday.
From Red State:
This morning talk show host Hugh Hewitt called for the GOP convention to change the rules to allow for an alternative candidate to be selected. (Full disclosure, Hewitt is affiliated with Salem Media Group which owns RedState.)
Conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt argued Wednesday morning that the Republican Party should make an unprecedented effort to change the Republican National Convention rules to allow them to dump Donald Trump as their nominee.
“It’s like ignoring stage-four cancer. You can’t do it, you gotta go attack it,” Hewitt said. “And right now the Republican Party is facing — the plane is headed towards the mountain after the last 72 hours.”
Hewitt said he disagreed with Republican senators like Lindsey Graham and Mark Kirk who said they could not vote for their party’s nominee. “I wanna support the nominee of the party, but I think the party ought to change the nominee. Because we’re going to get killed with this nominee.”
“They ought to get together and let the convention decide,” he concluded. “And if Donald Trump pulls over a makeover in the next 4 to 5 weeks, great, they can keep him. It would be better if he had done so 5 weeks ago.”
Both sides make good arguments for and against Trump, with some worried that not backing him will guarantee a victory for Hillary come November.
On the other side, the #NeverTrump crowd is arguing that Trump being the nominee will give Clinton the White House later this year.