More Than 100 Republicans Urge RNC To Drop Donald Trump
They wrote a letter referencing the nominee’s “divisiveness, recklessness, incompetence, and record-breaking unpopularity.”
<p>August	16,	2016
An	Open	Letter	to	Reince	Priebus,	Chairman,	Republican	National	Committee
In	every	election	cycle,	the	Republican	National	Committee	(RNC)	must	make	difficult
decisions	in	the	closing	months	about	where	to	allocate	its	limited	resources	–	money,	time,
staff,	and	ads	–	to	ensure	the	best	possible	opportunities	for	the	Party’s	success.
Given	the	catastrophic	impact	that	Donald	Trump’s	losing	presidential	campaign	will	have	on
down-ballot	Senate	and	House	races,	we	urge	you	to	immediately	suspend	all	discretionary
RNC	support	for	Trump	and	focus	the	entirety	of	the	RNC’s	available	resources	on	preserving
the	GOP’s	congressional	majorities.
The	signatories	to	this	letter	have	been	involved	with	Republican	politics	at	the	local,	state,
and	national	levels	for	more	than	three	decades.	We	have	served	as	past	and	current	elected
officials	and	as	staffers	for	the	RNC;	appointees	in	every	Republican	administration	since
President	Reagan;	advisors	on	the	last	nine	GOP	presidential	campaigns;	aides	on	leadership,
personal,	and	committee	staff	in	both	the	House	and	Senate;	grassroots	workers;	and
delegates	to	multiple	GOP	conventions.
We	believe	that	Donald	Trump’s	divisiveness,	recklessness,	incompetence,	and	record-
breaking	unpopularity	risk	turning	this	election	into	a	Democratic	landslide,	and	only	the
immediate	shift	of	all	available	RNC	resources	to	vulnerable	Senate	and	House	races	will
prevent	the	GOP	from	drowning	with	a	Trump-emblazoned	anchor	around	its	neck.
This	should	not	be	a	difficult	decision,	as	Donald	Trump’s	chances	of	being	elected	president
are	evaporating	by	the	day.		Since	the	GOP	convention,	less	than	a	month	ago,	he	has	alienated
millions	of	voters	of	all	parties	by:
• Attacking	Gold	Star	families	of	soldiers	who	died	serving	their	country;
• Urging	a	hostile	foreign	government	to	intervene	in	a	U.S.	election;
• Suggesting	that	gun	owners	take	action	against	his	opponent	if	she	is	elected;
• Repudiating	our	NATO	treaty	obligations	to	protect	our