Republican Party officials are circulating two draft resolutions to endorse President Donald Trump’s re-election as some Trump loyalists fret that the GOP hasn’t done enough to prevent a potentially embarrassing primary challenge to the incumbent president.
One resolution would declare Trump the party’s “presumptive nominee” more than 18 months before the 2020 nominating convention, and it would specifically authorize the party to re-elect Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. That resolution is backed by Republican National Committeeman Jevon Williams of the Virgin Islands.
The second would declare the committee’s “undivided support” for Trump. That resolution is offered by RNC insiders.
The party’s governing committee is meeting this month in New Mexico. The full 168-member body would need to pass the resolutions, which would have largely symbolic effect.