Donald Trump’s possible Vice-President won’t be attending the Tuesday rally, because of national security issues. GOP spokesman has confirmed Sen. Richard Burr won’t be present in at Trump’s Raleigh event due to ISIS threats.
There has been a lot of speculation about who will Donald Trump choose as his VP, and the North Carolina Senator has been named as one of the few possible candidates. Richard Burr has served on the charge since 2005 and is a part of the Republican party. According to statements made by a Republican party spokesman, Burr will have to attend duties in Washington due to Islamic State threats.
Burr, apart from his duties as a senator, also serves as Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, what commands his duties in Washington.
“After multiple terror attacks associated with the Islamic State this week, Sen. Burr is attending to his duties in Washington as Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman,” assured Republican spokesman Jesse Hunt.
It has been rumored that by missing the event, Burr is helping his re-election campaign, especially for his public and Republicans who do not support Trump’s way of making the Republican campaign entirely. Just as Burr, North Carolina Governor, and Republican, Pat McCrory won’t be present at the event to support Trump, because of an event with the First Lady of the nation. As announced by his spokesman Ricky Diaz.
Nonetheless, Democratic candidates for Senate and governors will be present at the event who will feature Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama, Deborah Ross and Roy Cooper at the Charlotte Convention Center.
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Why is Burr being considered for Republican VP?
Richard Burr has served as senior North Carolina Senator since 2005, as part of the Republican Party. He was also part of the United States House of Representatives, for North Carolina since 1995 to 2005.
His political experience in North Carolina has gained him a lot of acceptance from the Republican public. His bad temperament has been associated with Trump, yet he is viewed as a calm person from his Public.
Trump has discussed on several occasions his wishes for the VP, assuming it needs to be a person with a long political career and experience. So rumors are pinpointing Burr, although he hasn’t met with the Republican candidate to address the matter.
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Donald Trump has already met with the governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie, the governor of Indiana, Senator Joni Ernst, and Newt Gingrich. Burr, on the other hand, has addressed the matter last month by stating “It’s not something that I’m even remotely concerned about.”
Truhadreceived support from Burr on previous occasions, especially when the Republican candidate made statements about banning all Muslims and refugees from the country in order to regain control.
Burr clarified Trump’s statements, by explaining the candidate wasn’t referring to a complete ban, but a momentary pause especially on Muslim Visa-seekers. It hasn’t been confirmed if Burr addressed the matter to defend his party or because of his potential position as Trump’s VP.
Burr has no intentions to back down
Richard Burr is also competing in a re-election with Democrat Deborah Ross to be North Carolina’s senator in the upcoming year. Ross has been cataloged as an obstacle for Burr to appear as Trump’s Vice President.
Democrat, Deborah Ross is in a close run with Burr for the spot, polls assure that if Burr leaves the race, the Democrat candidate will win the senator spot. Nonetheless, laws allow Burr to compete for both VP and Senator.
Hugh Hewitt, a conservative commentator, made statements about Trump’s considerations to put Burr as VP on his radio show.
“I was tipped yesterday by sources close to Team Trump that Richard Burr was on their short list,” assured Hewitt.
The main argument in the VP rumors is that Burr could help and guide Trump on national security issues because of his Chairman position at the Senate Intelligence Committee and could unify the Republican party.
Spokesman Jesse Hunt assured Trump will do “what he wants to do,” meanwhile, Burr will remain focused on keeping Americans safe from ISIS threats and on his current re-election campaign.
Yet Burr’s position for VP are only rumors, it is yet to see whether Trump will confirm the rumors or if he will make statements about his preference picks for such an important position in his campaign.