First it was an email warning Steve House, the Colorado GOP chairman, to hide his family members and “pray you make it to Cleveland.” Then there was the angry man who called his cellphone and told him to put a gun down his throat.
“He said, ‘I’ll call back in two minutes, and if you’re still there, I’ll come over and help you,’” House recalled.
Since Donald Trump came up empty in his quest for delegates at the
Republican state assembly in Colorado Springs nearly two weeks ago, his
angry supporters have responded to Trump’s own claims of a “rigged”
nomination process by lashing out at Republican National Committee
delegates that they believe won’t support Trump at the party’s
convention — including House.
The mild-mannered chairman estimates he’s gotten between 4,000 and
5,000 calls on his cellphone. Many, he says, have ended with productive
conversations. He’s referred the more threatening, violent calls to
police. His cellphone is still buzzing this week, as he attends the RNC
quarterly meetings in Florida, and he’s not the only one.
In hotel hallways and across dinner tables, many party leaders attending
this week’s meetings shared similar stories. One party chairman says a
Trump supporter recently got in his face and promised “bloodshed” if
Trump doesn't win the GOP presidential nomination. An Indiana delegate
who criticized Trump received a note warning against “traditional
burial” that ended with, “We are watching you.” (Continues at POLITICO)