ARIZONA ELECTION

Report: Arizona congressman part of group working to halt Donald Trump

Mar 17, 2016, 4:53 PM | Updated: Mar 18, 2016, 8:43 am

In this March 14, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally at ...

In this March 14, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, N.C. Republican leaders are wavering between grudging acceptance and deep denial about Trump’s likely ascent to the GOP presidential nomination. With at least three more states in his win column, Trump is now the only candidate with a path to clinching the Republican nomination before the party's convention in July.(AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

(AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

PHOENIX — An Arizona congressman is reportedly part of a group of Republicans working to halt front-runner Donald Trump’s campaign.

The Washington Post reports Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) met secretively with other party members for hours on Thursday to discuss ways to unite against the New York billionaire.

Franks told the publication he was there “to listen” to what others had to say because he’s concerned for the party.

“I am worried about the kind of damage that Trump could cause to our party,” he said. “… As a conservative, I can’t trust Donald Trump to do the right thing.”

Franks said there is still time for the GOP to add another candidate to the ballot, one in which the party theoretically has more faith.

“It’s certainly not too late,” Franks told the Post. “You could get another party on the ballot. A candidate could be picked as late as August. … It would have to be a movement conservative.”

Franks declined to answer if any names had been floated to take the nomination.

Franks officially endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign last week.

The Arizona congressman has also said Cruz and Sen. Marco Rubio, who dropped out of the presidential race this week, should come together to run against Trump.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona Election

...

KTAR Video

Video: Reaction to former President Donald Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention

Mike Broomhead reacts to former President Donald Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News

1 day ago

...

KTAR Video

Video: Reaction to former President Donald Trump’s RNC acceptance speech from Milwaukee

Reaction to former President Donald Trump’s RNC acceptance speech from Milwaukee. Mike Broomhead shares his thoughts.

1 day ago

...

KTAR Video

Video: Why did former President Donald Trump’s acceptance speech leave this KTAR News host unsatisfied?

On Jim Sharpe’s Sharper Point Commentary, the day after former President Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention Sharpe says he was left feeling “a little unsatisfied.” Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News

1 day ago

...

KTAR Video

Video: U.S. Senator Anthony Kern says JD Vance VP choice shows Republican Party is coming together

U.S. Senator of Arizona Anthony Kern says JD Vance Vice President choice by former President Donald Trump shows the Republican Party is coming together on The Mike Broomhead Show. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News

2 days ago

...

KTAR Video

Video: Does Sen. Mark Kelly of Arizona make sense for Democrats if President Joe Biden drops out of race?

As reports continue to suggest that President Joe Biden plans to step down and suspend his run for reelection, Larry Gaydos and Bruce St. James ponder the possibility of U.S. Senator Mark Kelly being an option to run on the Democratic ticket on a special edition of The War Room with Stacy Pearson and Chuck […]

2 days ago

...

KTAR Video

Video: Pressure builds as top Democrats urge Joe Biden to drop out of presidential race

As reports of top Democrats are urging President Joe Biden to reconsider his bid for reelection, Chris and Joe weigh the possibility of the president dropping out. Video: Jeremy Schnell and Felisa Cárdenas/KTAR News Photos: Getty Images

2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

...

Sanderson Ford

3 storylines to get you revved up for the 2024 Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals training camp is just a couple weeks away starting on July 25, and Sanderson Ford is revved up and ready to go.

...

Sanderson Ford

3 new rides for 3 new road trips in Arizona

It's time for the Sanderson Ford Memorial Day sale with the Mighty Fine 69 Anniversary, as Sanderson Ford turned 69 years old in May.

...

DISC Desert Institute for Spine Care

Sciatica pain is treatable but surgery may be required

Sciatica pain is one of the most common ailments a person can face, and if not taken seriously, it could become one of the most harmful.

Report: Arizona congressman part of group working to halt Donald Trump