Congressman responds to bizarre fiasco during weekend convention
During an appearance on CNN’s American Morning, Congressman Ron Paul responded to this past weekend’s bizarre incident in which the Nevada GOP walked out on its own convention in an apparent attempt to stop Ron Paul delegates from voting.
As we reported yesterday, after Ron Paul supporters managed to get a rule changed positioning them for more national convention delegate slots than expected, the Nevada GOP simply cancelled their own state convention and left, in what political observers called an unprecedented fiasco.
"I was there, gave a speech, and I had to move on," said Paul. "But yes, we had a lot of supporters there. And the people who were in charge of the party there seemed to want to exclude us. And they closed it down. Somebody said, you know, sometimes factions walked out, this time the party walked out. And they didn’t want us to have the delegates," added the Congressman.
Asked if he was still looking for more delegates, Paul responded, "We are picking up delegates all the time. That is what campaigns are supposed to be for. I mean, what’s the sense of having a convention if everything is decided?"
"And it’s sort of a shame," he continued, "The taxpayers help pay for these conventions, it’s nothing more than a show. And we’re trying to say that we have a right to argue our case that the republicans ought to stand for something and they used to and I would like to see that happen again."
During the CNN appearance, Paul discussed a myriad of other issues, including why he refuses to be a "good Republican" and support John McCain. Watch the video.
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