Republicans Try To Block RNC From Paying Trump’s Legal Bills

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( – On Saturday, a Republican National Committee (RNC) member floated two draft resolutions that would potentially block the RNC from providing any funds that would be used to pay the legal fees of former President Donald Trump. It would also ensure that Trump remains neutral in the Republican primary race. 

RNC member Henry Barbour from Mississippi shared the resolutions that were reported by The Dispatch. These resolutions come at a time when there are many speculations about Trump influencing the committee ahead of the 2024 nomination selection. 

Trump who is the most likely Republican nominee, recently suggested that current RNC chair Ronna McDaniel, who has indicated that she will step out following the primary in South Carolina, should be replaced with North Carolina Republican chair Michael Whatley, and Lara Trump, his daughter-in-law who could serve as the committee’s co-chair. 

Earlier this month Lara Trump had promised that she would push for all of the RNC’s money to be spent to assist her father-in-law’s reelection campaign. As she had claimed this was the only job of the RNC. 

If Barbour’s proposal managed to go through it would prevent any RNC funds from being used to assist in the legal troubles of the former President. The proposal comes after the recent verdicts in the New York civil fraud trial and defamation cases which have resulted in Trump needing to pay over $500 million in fines and penalties. 

NBC News reported that as part of the proposal the Republican National Committee had claimed that they would be remaining neutral in the Presidential primary and that they would not be taking on any additional staff from the Presidential campaigns that are still active until there is a clearly determined nominee. 

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