Laura Ingraham: Establishment GOP must take their medicine, atone for 15 years of bad decisions

Want more hot BPR News stories? Sign up for our morning news blast HERE

Syndicated radio host Laura Ingraham believes establishment Republicans need to “take their medicine” when it comes to choosing a nominee and ensure the voters that they have a fair say in the process.

Appearing on the Fox News program Hannity” Wednesday, Ingraham told host Sean Hannity that although she believes a contested convention is likely to take place, the Republican National Committee should respect the voters.

“People are supposed to have a belief that when they spend all this time voting and waiting in line and caucusing and putting up posters, that ultimately it mattered,” Ingraham said. “So with all the minutia in these rules ‘and notwithstanding such and such’ clause that’s also in that rule that you referred to, there is just a general sense that the party has to proceed fairly. Not that rules don’t matter, they do matter. But also the brand and the integrity of the GOP is on the line here.”

Ingraham reflected on the 1964 nomination of former Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater who was soundly defeated in the general election.

“Back in ‘64, the party did not want Goldwater to be the nominee, but they took their medicine and they allowed him to be the nominee. He went forward as the nominee. He lost that election, but then they came back in 1968 and won with Nixon,” she told Hannity.

“I think it’s a much better course for Republicans not to even entertain this idea of a third party, Sean,” Ingraham continued. “They made a lot of bad decisions in the establishment over the last 15 years. Made a lot of bad decisions – globalization, immigration, even foreign policy. Take that medicine, [Texas Sen. Ted] Cruz or [Donald] Trump, whoever does better.”

The rule that Ingraham alluded to is Rule 40(b) of the Republican National Convention, a relatively new rule which mandates that presidential candidates must win at least eight states to be considered at the convention. While Trump and Cruz meet the criteria, Ohio Gov. John Kasich does not.

NBC News exit poll from Tuesday’s Wisconsin GOP primary shows that 56 percent want the nominee to he be whoever wins the most delegates, while 42 percent say they would leave it up to the RNC’s delegates.

View their whole discussion below via Fox News:

Sign up for our morning news blast HERE


Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!

Success! Thank you for donating. Please share BPR content to help combat the lies.


We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

PLEASE JOIN OUR NEW COMMENT SYSTEM! We love hearing from our readers and invite you to join us for feedback and great conversation. If you've commented with us before, we'll need you to re-input your email address for this. The public will not see it and we do not share it.

Latest Articles