GOP official rails over effort aimed at nomination rules

WASHINGTON (AP) – The chairman of the Republican Party’s rules committee is accusing top GOP officials of “a breach of our trust” by trying to derail a proposed change in bylaws that would make it harder for party leaders to nominate a fresh candidate for president.

The RNC committeeman from Arizona, Bruce Ash, wrote an email Saturday to the other 55 members of the GOP rules committee that he chairs.

In the email, Ash says party leaders improperly left the proposed rules change off the agenda of a GOP meeting set for this week in Florida.

In a later email, GOP counsel John Ryder says the proposal will be on the agenda but that changing the rule is “not a good idea.”

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