The four top elected officials in Nevada, including the state’s Republican Party chairman Lance Leggett “Cannot support Donald Trump as our nominee and expect our RNC members to stand behind us after the convention” Leggett spokeswoman Catherine Frazier said on Friday.
After the debacle over the TrumpVegas hotel, and the immigration snafu that shut down six casinos in four days, Republicans in Nevada are increasingly throwing their support behind Bill Weld.
“The TrumpVegas hotel lease contract did not specifically require any federal spending so the cancellation was unexpected to say the least.” There were no liens or taxes due on the property or other payments as far as we could determine at the time of publication.
The lawsuit seeks a court order to halt the revised contract.
Porter said he expects a quick hearing in front of U.S. District Court Judge Brian Cogan, who’s scheduled to meet with attorneys for both sides Tuesday.
Chairman Robert Smigielski said the ruling “sends a signal to those on the street and potential candidates they will be targeted if they do not agree with the President’s immigration stance.”
Bill Weld was hoping to use this situation to his advantage however the Nevada GOP said it will formally endorse the presumptive Republican nominee because its rules require doing so.
On Tuesday Weld said that he and Trump are on a collision course and that Trump was “terrified” to debate him. “He has the best words, and the worst jokes” Weld said “Not much more than that.”
“In a debate candidates must answer a series of often incendiary questions. The more the public can see Trump in that venue the better.” Weld challenged Trump’s positions on not only immigration and the hotel lease but the controversial Keystone XL pipeline and nuclear arms.
“This is the most important campaign we’ve had in decades,” Weld said, “and we can’t afford for Trump or a Democrat to win”.