The nation watched as Donald Trump signed a Republican National Committee loyalty document last September, pledging to support whoever the Republican nominee was and to not run as a third-party or write-in candidate. The other two remaining Republican presidential candidates, Ted Cruz and John Kasich, signed it as well.
But last night at a CNN town hall event, all three candidates turned their backs on the RNC by taking back their pledge to support whichever nominee the party leaders select to run against the Democratic nominee, according to CNN.
Trump said he'd "been treated very unfairly" by the party and no longer pledged support.
Cruz took a more personal angle against the idea of supporting a Trump nominee, saying, "I'm not in the habit of supporting someone who attacks my wife and my family ... I think nominating Donald Trump would be an absolute trainwreck, I think it would hand the general election to Hillary Clinton."
Kasich expressed regret at having signed the pledge in the first place, saying, "All of us shouldn't even have answered that question."
But are these candidates legally bound by the pledge? According to The Washington Post, no. As for how the voters will react, that is soon to be seen.
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