Handful of GOP senators to skip Trump coronation at RNC

Senate Republicans are looking to present a united front at the national convention next week, even as a small faction of the conference in the upper chamber is not planning to attend.

A number of GOP senators who have either openly feuded with former President Donald Trump or have not been his biggest fans confirmed they will not be attending the four-day event in Milwaukee, aimed at firing up the party’s base in the final stretch to the Nov. 5 presidential election. Several senators cited scheduling conflicts and logistical hurdles. 

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Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Susan Collins (R-ME), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Todd Young (R-IN), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) told the Washington Examiner they do not plan on traveling to the convention.

Murkowski, who
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