The Colorado GOP is getting some backlash after someone with access to the party's Twitter account posted, and quickly deleted, the following message: "We did it. #NeverTrump."
The tweet came minutes after Ted Cruz swept through all 34 delegates during the GOP assembly in Colorado Springs on Saturday.
The party deleted the tweet within minutes, saying the message was posted by someone "with unauthorized access to our account."
The last tweet was the result of unauthorized access to our account and in no way represents the opinion of the party. We are investigating.
— The Colorado GOP (@cologop) April 10, 2016
"We are doing an investigation right now to find out how it got out because we would never do that," Colorado GOP Chairman Steve House told Anne Trujillo and Marshall Zelinger on Politics Unplugged. "There's no point in trying to disenfranchise a campaign [Donald Trump's] that we supported while they were here, and there's no way anybody on my staff -- certainly not me -- would ever put that out," House said.
House wouldn't say how many people on staff have access to the account, but said they "had a process going on to find out who actually knew the password to the account." House added "it's only a matter of time," before they find out who sent that tweet, as they knew the IP address the tweet went out from.
But Trump supporters remained unconvinced, and quickly took to Twitter to decry the message, calling the party corrupt and "busted."
.@cologop How dumb do you think we are? You will not steal this election from Trump.
— Nomade (@DerNormade) April 10, 2016
@cologop wow ya'll robbing the US people in front of our faces, shame on you
— God Family America (@LakersNBAEmpire) April 10, 2016
— Bona Fide TRUMPLICAN (@theratzpack) April 10, 2016
— sthrnldy (@sthrnmoods) April 10, 2016
— MeLyn (@BluMyst) April 10, 2016
"I talked to the Trump campaign last night and also this morning. They know we didn't do it. They know that we wouldn't do it," House said.
The tweet wasn't the only upset at the GOP assembly Saturday. El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn became the only U.S. Senate candidate at the Colorado GOP Convention to make the ballot, beating favorite State Sen. Tim Neville.