Central Texas delegate witnesses RNC opening day madness - KXXV Central Texas News Now

Central Texas delegate witnesses RNC opening day madness

(Source: @rachelchupik via Twitter) (Source: @rachelchupik via Twitter)

A central Texas GOP delegate was in the mist as chaos broke out on the RNC floor. 

Attendees at this year convention quickly picked sides. Some chanted "we want Trump," while a group backing Senator Ted Cruz countered with, "roll call vote." With the GOP clearly not unified -- a voice vote to decide whether or not to change the rules on how the red party's nominee could be chosen began.

Two voice votes were taken, and those in favor of leaving the convention rules in place won.

But first-time delegate Rachel Chupik, who represents central Texas, said  a voice vote was not the way to go. “Basically, you couldn't tell if there were more aye's or more nay's, and so that's why we were really pushing for a roll call vote,” she said. 

Chupik said some people in the crowd started booing, and others started chanting "roll call vote," after both voice votes decided to keep the RNC just like it is. Although the central Texas delegate thinks the voting outcome did not make senses, she said is still enjoying being a part of her first RNC.

“It has been very exciting it has been a great opportunity to try to be a part and to try to have a voice.”

Copyright KXXV 2016. All rights reserved. 

  • NewsMore>>

  • Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if US takes steps too

    Kim agrees to dismantle main nuke site if US takes steps too

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 4:19 AM EDT2018-09-18 08:19:50 GMT
    Wednesday, September 19 2018 1:09 AM EDT2018-09-19 05:09:59 GMT
    (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP). South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, wave during a welcoming ceremony at Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang in North Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018.(Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP). South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, wave during a welcoming ceremony at Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang in North Korea, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018.

    The two Korean leaders held summit talks to try to sustain nuclear diplomacy with Washington, which has been pushing hard for stronger disarmament moves from the North.

    More >>

    The two Korean leaders held summit talks to try to sustain nuclear diplomacy with Washington, which has been pushing hard for stronger disarmament moves from the North.

    More >>
  • Kavanaugh's accuser wants FBI probe before she testifies

    Kavanaugh's accuser wants FBI probe before she testifies

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 1:30 AM EDT2018-09-18 05:30:22 GMT
    Wednesday, September 19 2018 12:44 AM EDT2018-09-19 04:44:17 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). In this Sept. 6, 2018 photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh reacts as he testifies after questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Official Washington is scrambling Monday to assess...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). In this Sept. 6, 2018 photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh reacts as he testifies after questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Official Washington is scrambling Monday to assess...

    Republicans reversed course and agreed to the hearing in the face of growing demands by GOP senators to hear directly from Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, now a psychology professor in California.

    More >>

    Republicans reversed course and agreed to the hearing in the face of growing demands by GOP senators to hear directly from Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, now a psychology professor in California.

    More >>
  • Flood threat from Florence remains in Carolinas; storm moves north

    Flood threat from Florence remains in Carolinas; storm moves north

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 12:10 AM EDT2018-09-19 04:10:47 GMT

    Rivers in North and South Carolina have reached or will reach flood levels in coming days, likely leading to more deaths caused by Florence.

    More >>

    Rivers in North and South Carolina have reached or will reach flood levels in coming days, likely leading to more deaths caused by Florence.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly