Lindsey Graham: Brokered Convention Not ‘Fair’ to Donald Trump

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks at the Republican Jewish Coalition Presidential Forum in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
AP Photo/Susan Walsh

Lindsey Graham says the Republican Party would do more damage to itself with a brokered convention denying Donald Trump the presidential nomination than by simply losing the general election.

From CNN:

Despite Sen. Lindsey Graham’s outspoken disapproval of Trump, the South Carolina Republican — who ended his own bid for president in December — warned that a brokered convention would not be “fair” to the real estate mogul.

“He would leave — and he’d have a right to leave,” cautioned Graham.

“If he got two thirds of what he needs, which I think he’s well on his way to doing, for us to steal from him is not going to help the party,” he added. “You can lose an election. We’ve lost an election before. But what I’m trying to do is focus on the day after we lose. Can we rebuild this party? Can we create a form of conservatism that’s enticing to young people and people of color? I think we can. And I think that’s the only hope for the Republican Party and, quite frankly, one of the big hopes of this country.”

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