As Donald Trump continued Tuesday to distance himself from the Republican establishment, bashing people like Paul Ryan and John McCain on Twitter, the Tennessee Republican Party leadership continues to stop short of specifically endorsing the Republican nominee for president.
But members of the state Republican Party leadership and some members of the party’s State Executive Committee, which governs the party, are apparently contradicting each other when it comes to the message the party is sending about Trump.
Monday, NewsChannel 5 asked if the Tennessee Republican Party was officially backing Trump and encouraging people to vote for him.
“We’re encouraging people to vote their conscience,” Executive Director Brent Leatherwood replied in an email, stopping short of an endorsement.
Those going to the state GOP’s Twitter account for some clarity in the matter won’t find much there.
In a search encompassing the last two months, NewsChannel 5 found that (continue reading at NewsChannel5)