Senator Ted Cruz wants to confront businessman Donald Trump anyway he can before Monday Iowa caucuses he’s willing to forgo all other debates to get it done.
You are probably wondering what I mean by that. All of the presidential candidates should be well informed of the Republican National Committee’s rules, but it seems Cruz almost slipped up in a huge way!
Insert the following as section (h):
There shall be a Standing Committee on Presidential Primary Debates, which shall be composed of thirteen (13) members of the Republican National Committee, five (5) of whom shall be appointed by the Chairman of the Republican National Committee, and each of the four (4) regions shall elect two (2) members, one man and one woman, at its regional caucus at the RNC Summer Meeting in each even-numbered year in which no Presidential election is held. The chairman of the Republican National Committee shall appoint the chairman of the Standing Committee on Presidential Primary Debates from among the members thereof.
The Standing Committee on Presidential Primary Debates shall have the authority to sanction debates on behalf of the Republican National Committee based on input from presidential campaigns and criteria which may include but are not limited to considerations of timing, frequency, format, media outlet, and the best interests of the Republican Party. Each debate sanctioned by the Standing Committee on Presidential Primary Debates shall be known as a “Sanctioned Debate.”
Any presidential candidate who participates in any debate that is not a Sanctioned Debate shall not be eligible to participate in any further Sanctioned Debates.
This one-on-one debate is outside of the scheduled debates could have had serious implications for both candidates if allowed to happen. Hopefully, Cruz hears about this and decides to play within the rules.
What do you think about this discovery? Do you think the Cruz campaign knows about this rule? Was he trying to take out Trump for future debates? Share your thoughts below in our comment section.