Republican factions trying to stop Donald Trump’s nomination noisily disrupted a vote on party convention rules, displaying the fissures in the party on the first day of its national convention.
Delegates from Colorado were seen walking out of the convention hall, and former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli was spotted angrily throwing his convention credentials to the floor.
The disruption Monday on the first day of the convention was the first sign of fracturing within the party ahead of the presumptive Republican nominee’s appearance in the hall Monday night to introduce his wife, Melania.
Former Senator Gordon Humphrey says he filed requisite signatures from nine delegations to force roll-call vote on Rules. Humphrey, a New Hampshire delegate, said he’s not confident RNC staff has “courage” or “independence” to “stand up” to pressure from Trump organization to disallow or ignore petitions.