If you think your Monday was bad, take a look at what Arkansas Rep. Steve Womack’s job was like yesterday.
Womack, the deputy chair of the 2016 Republican National Convention, was tasked with presiding over the full convention yesterday when it voted on the amendments adopted by the Rules Committee Friday.
The vote was the source of much interest, due to numerous RNC delegates’ last ditch effort to deny Donald Trump the Republican Presidential nomination.
We’ve written about previous failed efforts here.
That effort failed again Monday, but that didn’t mean some delegates were happy about how the process played out.
You can watch for yourself here:
Womack hasn’t returned a message for comment from us asking for comment on yesterday’s proceedings, but we’ll update this post if he does.
It seems to me that Womack was given one of those roles where he’d face some criticism whatever outcome occurred. On the one hand, the RNC leadership and Trump campaign wanted the amendment process to play out as uneventfully as possible. However, a very vocal minority of delegates wanted a roll call vote in order to attempt to undermine Trump’s nomination.
After it was all said and done, both sides got something out of the floor fight yesterday. The delegates that don’t like Trump got to scream and yell at a Congressman from Arkansas. The RNC leadership and Trump campaign effectively quashed attempts to deny him the nomination.
Other Arkansans at the RNC, Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, will be speaking tonight. Hopefully, the audience will be a little more friendly to them than they were to Womack yesterday.