S.C. Republicans could seek Jake Knotts’ removal so R does not mean Racist

State Republicans could remove Sen. Jake Knotts from the party in an unprecedented vote this weekend, barring him from running as a Republican for any office in South Carolina, Greenville County GOP Chairman Patrick Haddon said today.

Haddon joined the Upcountry Coalition of Conservative Organizations in calling for the state GOP’s executive committee to oust the Lexington Republican, who has been under fire for his use of a racial slur during an online talk show earlier this month.

“We would like to let everybody to know that when you have an ‘R’ after your name in South Carolina, it stands for Republican, not racist,” said Harry Kibler, state chairman of the Patriotic Resistance and national chairman of the RINO Hunt.

Haddon, first vice-chair of the state GOP, said removing Knotts would take 26 votes from the 48-member executive committee, which meets Saturday.

“We believe we have that,” he said.

If the measure passes, Knotts would still be able to vote as a Republican and finish his term but would have to change his party affiliation in the next legislative manual, Haddon said.

via S.C. Republicans could seek Jake Knotts’ removal from GOP | greenvilleonline.com | The Greenville News.

About Albert N. Milliron 6987 Articles
Albert Milliron is the founder of Politisite. Milliron has been credentialed by most major news networks for Presidential debates and major Political Parties for political event coverage. Albert maintains relationships with the White House and State Department to provide direct reporting from the Administration’s Press team. Albert is the former Public Relations Chairman of the Columbia County Republican Party in Georgia. He is a former Delegate. Milliron is a veteran of the US Army Medical Department and worked for Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Psychiatry.

1 Trackback / Pingback

  1. Tweets that mention S.C. Republicans could seek Jake Knotts’ removal so R does not mean Racist | Politisite -- Topsy.com