Top anti-Trump Republicans will meet in Washington DC on Thursday on how to stop GOP front-runner Donald Trump from winning the nomination.
The group was also planning a third party run if Trump wins.
The meeting was organized by RedState founder Erick Erickson who has vowed to never vote for Trump – even if it means a Hillary Clinton presidency.
The anti-Trump group released a statement this afternoon.
Here is the statement agreed to by the conservatives who met this morning to stop Trump: https://t.co/klsTcIiPOf
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) March 17, 2016
Erick Erickson’s website released this statement today to stop Trump.
The group called “for a unity ticket that unites the Republican Party.” …Except, of course, for the seven million Trump voters.
They can go to hell.
The cowards did not have enough courage to release the attendees at the meeting.
This morning I participated in a meeting of grassroots conservative activists from around the country who are committed to opposing Donald Trump. We have agreed to release the statement below:
We are a group of grassroots conservative activists from all over the country and from various backgrounds, including supporters of many of the other campaigns. We are committed to ensuring a real conservative candidate is elected. We believe that neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump, a Hillary Clinton donor, is that person.
We believe that the issue of Donald Trump is greater than an issue of party. It is an issue of morals and character that all Americans, not just those of us in the conservative movement, must confront.
We call for a unity ticket that unites the Republican Party. If that unity ticket is unable to get 1,237 delegates prior to the convention, we recognize that it took Abraham Lincoln three ballots at the Republican convention in 1860 to become the party’s nominee and if it is good enough for Lincoln, that process should be good enough for all the candidates without threats of riots.
We encourage all former Republican candidates not currently supporting Trump to unite against him and encourage all candidates to hold their delegates on the first ballot.
Lastly, we intend to keep our options open as to other avenues to oppose Donald Trump. Our multiple decades of work in the conservative movement for free markets, limited government, national defense, religious liberty, life, and marriage are about ideas, not necessarily parties.