RNC VIDEO: Ron Paul Supporters Disrupt Convention Over Rules Violation, Boehner Called In To Restore Order
TAMPA, FLA. — Things got very heated on the floor of the Republican National Convention Monday, as Ron Paul supporters burst out into protest, shouting "point of order" to call for a vote on new rules aimed at curbing the power of grassroots supporters, and on the question of whether the convention would seat Maine's delegation, which has a high number of Paul supporters.
"Point of order! Seat them now! We've been robbed!" Paul fans, led by a raucous Texas delegation, shouted at Rules Chairman John Sununu and House Speaker John Boehner.
The Paul supporters' chants were countered by Romney supporters chanting "U-S-A!"
But his efforts had little effect on Paul's supporters, and soon after, the Maine delegates walked out of the convention, chanting "As Maine goes, so goes the nation!"
The Paul supporters are protesting the RNC's decision not to seat the Maine delegates, as well as future 2016 rules changes that some have warned could significantly deteriorate the influence of grassroots members of the Republican Party.
Maine Delegation walks out of RNC:
"Nothing to see here. Move along. All is going according to plan..."