Rand Paul on Friday sided with Ben Carson, who blasted the GOP establishment after reports that party insiders had begun discussing how to handle a brokered convention in July.“If the establishment tries to block an outsider from winning the nomination, there’ll be war within the party, and they’ll destroy the party,” the Kentucky senator warned in an interview with Boston radio host Jeff Kuhner, first reported by BuzzFeed.Paul and Carson were responding to a Thursday Washington Post report that nearly two-dozen establishment figures had raised the possibility of a brokered convention at a private dinner hosted by Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Monday. Republicans in the meeting discussed laying the foundation for a floor fight and uniting behind an establishment alternative to dominant poll leader Donald Trump should no candidate receive a majority, according to the Post. (Other accounts disputed the extent to which a brokered convention was discussed.)

Source: Rand Paul on brokered convention chatter: ‘They’ll destroy the party’ – POLITICO