AZ GOP Establishment Shuns Trump Ahead of MASSIVE PHOENIX SPEECH
Donald Trump was forced to move his immigration rally in Phoenix on Saturday to a larger venue.
The event is expected to draw thousands.
Laura–Massive crowd, had to move to Phoenix Convention Center. https://t.co/76fQCecDBd
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 10, 2015
But GOP leaders will not be attending the rally.
Pro-amnesty senators John McCain and Jeff Flake will not attend the the Saturday event.
Arizona Central reported:
Arizona’s top Republicans are snubbing Donald Trump as he prepares to bring his surging GOP presidential campaign and brash talk on immigration to Phoenix.
U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake and Gov. Doug Ducey will not attend the Saturday event — now set for the Phoenix Convention Center — hosted by the Republican Party of Maricopa County and featuring Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Flake on Thursday blasted Trump, the celebrity real-estate mogul who has drawn fire for saying Mexican immigrants bring crime and drugs to the United States, and contacted the Maricopa County GOP to register his disapproval.
“Donald Trump’s views are coarse, ill-informed and inaccurate, and they are not representative of the Republican Party,” said Flake, who with McCain was one of the authors of a bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform that passed the U.S. Senate in 2013. “As an elected Republican official, I’m disappointed the county party would host a speaker that so damages the party’s image.”