WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus and Co-Chair Sharon Day issued the following statement on tonight’s election results:
“Hillary Clinton’s long struggle to the finish line is nearly complete thanks to the Democrat Party’s rigged system that empowers unelected, unbound superdelegates. In a contest that was supposed to be a mere formality, Clinton suffered over twenty losses and was driven further to the extreme left by a 74-year old Vermont socialist who had never before run as a Democrat.
“Tonight, Donald Trump officially secured the requisite number of pledged delegates to be the Party’s presumptive nominee and built on his historic number of votes in the GOP Primary. Donald Trump sets up a clear contrast between Clinton who was anointed by Democrat insiders, and a successful businessman who offers a new path to get our country back on track.
“Clinton will now attempt to pivot to the general election under the shadow of a looming FBI investigation into her reckless conduct at the State Department while facing an electorate that overwhelmingly finds her unlikeable and untrustworthy. Too much is on the line in this election to hand the White House over to someone as untrustworthy and hypocritical as Hillary Clinton, who is committed to the same failed Obama agenda which has made our nation less prosperous, less safe, and less free.”
“It’s a shame that the first female nominee of a major party will also be the first standard-bearer to be under FBI investigation,” said RNC Co-Chair Sharon Day. “Hillary Clinton has been a disaster for women. Her actions speak louder than her words, whether it be paying women less than men or her scandal-plagued foundation taking millions of dollars from countries with dismal human rights records. We can and must do better than Hillary Clinton.”