Former AZ GOP delegate, Lori hack, cries foul, hires lawyer after refusing to support Trump

Posted at 8:53 PM, Jul 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-20 00:39:06-04

Arizona's 58 delegates’ votes Tuesday afternoon went to Donald Trump, as the businessman and reality television star officially received the Republican nomination for President.

Controversy still swirls around the Arizona contingent to the Republican National Convention. Lori Hack, a Cruz delegate who was refused credentials, has hired a lawyer. That lawyer drafted a letter this week, saying the decision to remove Hack was a “unilateral action by [Arizona Party] Chairman [Robert] Graham in contravention of the applicable party rules.” 

Hack told ABC15 that she has not ruled out future legal action.

Tim Sifert, spokesman for the Arizona Republican Party, responded, “Hack made herself ineligible to be a delegate when she withdrew her pledge to uphold both state law and party rules requiring delegates to cast their vote for the winner of the March 22 primary.”

Rep. Trent Franks (R-Peoria), is the only Arizona member of Congress who is expected to attend the Cleveland convention. While some of the other six members have cited scheduling conflicts, others have made secret of their disapproval of a Trump nomination.

Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, a one-time vice presidential contender for the Trump ticket, said “Never Trump” Republicans need to “get over it.”

“They need to get on board,” Brewer told ABC15 by phone. “They need to get moving, and they need to support Donald Trump because he is the nominee.”

Brewer said she would do all she could to support a Trump Administration, but doesn’t expect a major appointment. She also said that she would prefer a job like ambassador to the Virgin Islands than something like a border security czar.