Arizona GOP Chairman Says Like Him Or Not, It's Time For Trump

Published: Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 9:33am

The chairman of Arizona’s Republican Party says he’s fully behind Donald Trump as the GOP presidential nominee.

That’s despite the fact that Ted Cruz, who dropped out of the race yesterday, won the majority of Arizona’s delegates at the state convention this past weekend.

Robert Graham says it’s time for his party to unite around Trump, whether they like him or not. “Arizona Republicans voted two to one for Donald Trump. So, for every one vote that Ted Cruz received, Donald Trump received two."

Graham went on, "One of the hardest things when you’re the chairman of the Arizona Republican Party, is to represent all the interests of the party. But in this case, he won fair and square, so he becomes the nominee of the state of  Arizona.”

Trump’s statements on the campaign trail have drawn a strong rebuke from some Arizona Republicans, including Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake.

Each of Arizona’s 58 national GOP delegates is bound to Trump in the first round of convention voting.