The RNC has decided that there will be no rule changes taking place at the spring meeting in Hollywood, Florida. That isn’t to say that it won’t still happen before the convention.
washingtontimes.com reports: Members agreed in a recent conference call that changing the rules now with the looming possibility of a contested convention would give the impression that they were trying to rig the process, said Peter Feaman, a RNC committeeman from Florida and a member of the party’s rules committee.
“The consensus was that the RNC rules committee is going to specifically steer clear of any proposed convention rules changes because we don’t want the RNC perceived as somehow wanting to manipulate the process one way or another,” he said.
The quarterly meeting next week will be the last time RNC members get together before the Republican National Convention in July in Cleveland.
However, that doesn’t mean the rules won’t be tinkered with before convention ballots are cast. The convention’s own rules committee, which is made up of delegates as well as party officials, will be able to make changes before the convention doors opens.
“Our inclination is to let them do their thing at the convention, and we’re just going to leave it alone next week and not even go there,” Mr. Feaman said.