Michigan GOP grassroots leader removed for refusing to back Trump

Oct 17, 2016

A state GOP leader is being removed from her party position because she won’t support Republican nominee Donald Trump for president. Michigan Republican grassroots vice chair Wendy Lynn Day is the liaison between the party and the Tea Party movement.

Day was elected at a state party convention last year. She supported Senator Ted Cruz in the primary but has publicly said she can’t back Trump, whom she does not consider a true Republican.

“I am going to make sure that our legacy as a party and our platform is protected long term,” said State GOP press secretary Sarah Anderson, “As an elected member within our Republican Party, you make a commitment to support our ticket of candidates.” 

Anderson says the party’s rules leave no choice – Day either has to support Trump, quit her leadership position, or be removed from the job.