Colorado GOP Chair Plans To Bring Sheriff To Convention After Threats

April 13, 2016 3:31 p.m.

Colorado Republican Party Chairman Steve House plans to take extra precautions when he attends the Republican National Convention in July, including bringing a sheriff along with him, according to a Wednesday report from Politico.

As Talking Points Memo previously reported, House received death threats following the state party’s convention last weekend. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was able to sweep the state’s delegates through Colorado’s unusual allocation process, upsetting many Trump supporters.

House told Politico in an interview that he no longer plans to bring his wife to the convention.

“I am certainly at the very least going to use my personal guest pass to bring along a Republican sheriff,” he said. “People might think that’s crazy, but not after what we’re growing through right now.”

Politico also noted that House hasn’t caught a break since Sunday, when he first began getting “50 to 60 calls an hour, emails, text messages and online death threats.”

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