Messy GOP Fight Shifts To Hollywood Beach Resort

Messy GOP Fight Shifts To Hollywood Beach Resort


BE A VICTIM TO CALL CRIMESTOPPERS AT 305-471-TIPS. NOW TO CAMPAIGN 2016 NEWS. A WHO’S WHO OF THE NATIONAL REPUBLICAN PARTY IS MEETING RIGHT HERE IN SOUTH FLORIDA TODAY PLANNING THEIR NATIONAL CONVENTION. IT’S THE COMMITTEE’S LAST GET-TOGETHER BEFORE JULY’S CONVENTION IN CLEVELAND. CBS4’S TED SCOUTEN IS LIVE WITH MORE. THIS IS A THREE-DAY CONVENTION THAT’S GOING ON. THIS AFTERNOON, THIS IS WHEN THE RULES COMMITTEE IS GOING TO MEET. YOU WOULD THINK WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF A CONTESTED CONVENTION LOOMING THAT THERE MIGHT BE A LOT OF FIREWORKS COMING OUT OF HERE. THE RNC IS SAYING DON’T EXPECT A LOT. Reporter: THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE SPRING MEETING HASN’T GOTTEN THIS MUCH ATTENTION IN YEARS. THE GROUP IS MEETING IN HOLLYWOOD FOR SOME PRETTY DULL HOUSEKEEPING CHORES. WE GO OVER THINGS LIKE THE BUDGET, LIKE OUR GRASSROOTS OPERATION, GETTING READY FOR THE ELECTION IN NOVEMBER. AND OF COURSE WE TALK ABOUT THE CONVENTION THAT WE’RE GOING TO HAVE IN JULY IN CLEVELAND. Reporter: PETER IS A NATIONAL COMMITTEE MAN FOR THE STATE OF FLORIDA. HE TELLS US NOT TO EXPECT ANY BIG NEWS OUT OF THIS MEETING, ESPECIALLY FROM THIS AFTERNOON’S RULES COMMITTEE SESSION. BECAUSE WE’VE BEEN ACCUSED BY SOME CANDIDATES OF TRYING TO RIG THE SYSTEM, WE REALLY WANT TO IN THIS MEETING STAY AWAY FROM TALKING ABOUT CONVENTION RULES AND THAT SORT OF THING BECAUSE THAT WOULD ONLY FEED WHAT WE THINK IS A FALSE NARRATIVE. IT’S A CROOKED SYSTEM. IT’S A SYSTEM THAT’S RIGGED. Reporter: FRONTRUNNER DONALD TRUMP IS MOCKING THE CLAIM THAT THE REPUBLICAN RULES ARE NOT FAIR. WHILE HE THINKS HE’LL HAVE ENOUGH DELEGATES TO CLAIM THE NOMINATION BEFORE THE CONVENTION, IF HE DOESN’T, TED CRUZ AND JOHN KASICH BOTH SHOWED UP IN HOLLYWOOD. THEY’RE TRYING TO WOO REPUBLICAN DELEGATES TO BACK THEM. IF DONALD TRUMP IS THE NOMINEE, HILLARY CLINTON WINS AND SHE WINS BY DOUBLE DIGITS. WE WERE GOING TO GO TO AN OPEN CONVENTION, THAT NO ONE WAS GOING TO GET THE DELEGATES AND THE DELEGATES WILL CHOOSE WHO THEY WANT TO HAVE AS PRESIDENT. Reporter: DEMOCRATS SAY REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES FLOCKING TO THE RNC MEETING TO TRY TO GET DELEGATE SUPPORT SHOWS THEY’RE IN FULL FREAKOUT MODE. THEY HAVE THREE CHOICES. LOSE WITH TRUMP, LOSE WITH CRUZ, OR LOSE BY HANDING THE NOMINATION TO KASICH OR ANOTHER UNDESERVING REPUBLICAN POLITICIAN. THIS AFTERNOON WE’LL BE SEEING A FEW TRUMP SUPPORTERS HERE. GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT WILL BE HERE