Cuccinelli: RNC ‘Cheated,’ ‘Violated Their Own Rules’

Former Attorney General of Virginia Ken Cuccinelli walks around the convention floor during first day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Monday, July 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
During an interview with MSNBC on Monday, former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) blasted the rejection of a roll call vote on the rules at the Republican National Convention. Cuccinelli said, “[T]his is infuriating to watch an RNC-run convention roll right through the same gaveling through of people following the rules they did in 2012. This is really appalling. This is the party of law and order. I was an attorney general. That was — that matters to me, and if you won’t obey your own rules, there’s no reason to think you’ll obey any others. And we’ve got RNC trampling their own grassroots delegates. And for most of us here, this was about getting good grassroots rules and getting a voice in the vote. You’ve got unbinding people over there. … but that is not where this all came from.” He added, “They cheated. I mean, that’s what you just saw. You saw them violate their own rules. And, if the rules don’t matter, I’m not quite sure why we spend all this time writing them.” Cuccinelli also stated, “[W]e were furious about the treatment Thursday, but disappointed in a set of rules that centralized more and more and