INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Could Donald Trump’s bid for President lead to a brokered GOP convention next summer?
It’s a question that has led party leaders to conduct closed-door meetings in Washington, D.C. and at least one Indiana Republican is also taking action.
Congressman Luke Messer says the possibility of a brokered convention has convinced him to run for national convention delegate.
If the GOP nomination is to be decided by people other than primary voters, he wants to be in the discussion.
Messer is a Jeb Bush supporter who believes the current circumstances could also lead to a competitive Indiana GOP primary next May. It’s the Trump factor that makes it compelling and Messer says he’s concerned about some of the recent rhetoric from Trump.
He also wants to make sure the nomination process is fair.
“There’s been some talk about an overturning of voters’ will in the election. I don’t think that will happen,” he said. “I think if you get a majority of the delegates, you’ll be our party’s nominee. The question is what happens if no one gets a majority of the delegates and in that case, we’re going to have to figure it out.”
He went on to say, “It would be exciting. It’s the first time that that would have happened in decades but I do think it would be important.”
Messer does say that if Trump is the Republican nominee, he will support him.
He also says he thinks that’s unlikely.