Reince Priebus warned anti-Trump supporters in the Republican party against the notion of trying to run a third party candidate. Priebus compared the idea to jumping off a building.
reuters.com reports: In an interview, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said a third-party candidate would have no hope of actually winning the Nov. 8 presidential election but would instead ensure victory for the Democratic nominee.
“They may as well jump off the top floor of a building because that’s what we’d be doing by having a third party,” Priebus said.
Priebus said a Democratic victory would allow Democrats to reshape the conservative majority on the Supreme Court. If Republican donors sit on the sidelines, Democrats could also take over control of the U.S. Senate, he said.
“If you don’t participate in the presidential election you might as well kiss away the Senate as well,” Priebus said in a message directed at Republican donors unenthusiastic about Trump. “The Senate goes as the presidential race goes. They’re inextricably intertwined.”