Shortly after the rules were adopted the Chair left the stage, leaving it empty for a number of minutes.
"I've never seen the chair abandoned like that," Utah Senator Mike Lee said. "I have no idea what is going on right now, this is surreal. The Chair (@Reince) walked off the stage and abandoned his post."
Lee says "This is about the rules of the convention, the future of the party...being able to come together and have views heard."— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) July 18, 2016
BREAKING: Republican officials adopt rules by voice vote, setting off uproar at convention. pic.twitter.com/Lj5gFeIFQz— WEWS NewsChannel 5 (@WEWS) July 18, 2016
Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli slammed his credentials down in protest after por-Trump delegates drowned him out while he attempted to speak through a microphone.
"I am not doing this again!" Cuccinelli said.
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