Republicans want leadership from Trump and Ryan

Posted at 5:42 PM, May 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-12 19:34:33-04

MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsin Republicans had already been united - against Donald Trump - but now the dynamic is changing.

Trump remains unbeaten in primaries since his defeat in the Badger State, which puts the GOP here at odds with most Republican voters across the country.

"We don't know that much about Donald Trump," GOP delegate Patty Reiman laments to TODAY'S TMJ4. "I knew a lot about Mitt Romney and I knew a lot about John McCain and those are the other two conventions I attended so I embraced it."

Reiman, one of three delegates elected to represent Wisconsin's 4th congressional district, is sworn to vote for Sen. Ted Cruz. She wants Trump to learn from Ryan how to be a better statesman.

"[Trump]'s got to be more presidential. He can't be mean-spirited to people."

Other delegates, like Bob Spindell, thinks Ryan bears responsibility in helping shape the party platform. Spindell has attended every GOP national convention since 1996.

"Social issues are big for constituents," Spindell explains to TODAY'S TMJ4. "I think free trade is an issue, entitlement reform, and Supreme Court nominations in the future."

The Wisconsin Republican Party will hold its state convention on Friday in Green Bay. Speaker Paul Ryan is expected to attend.