Republican Party faces challenge as many plan to avoid convention
The Republican Party might be coming to terms with Donald Trump becoming its nominee for the presidential elections, but the party has a long path of reconciliation as a series of senior figures and several others have openly said that they will stay away from the convention in July.
The Republican Party and Donald Trump are preparing to work with Capitol Hill aiming to being the party together following a vicious presidential primary. However, the organisers of the convention fear that the event might be affected by many people's decision to stay away. A growing list of GOP figures including governors, senators and most of the GOP presidential nominees have openly said that they will stay away from the convention in Cleveland.
Former Presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, 2008 nominee John McCain, 2012 nominee Mitt Romney and former 2016 White House candidate Jeb Bush have also said that they will skip the event.
Trump has largely fought a GOP battle on this anti-establishment stand and has not sought blessing of party elders. However, since winning the nomination he has been working with the party members and meting Hill Republicans to unite the party. The senior party officials have taken notice and have started working to unite the entire party behind Trump.
Officials say that there are many who would not support Trump and will shun the party convention.