Judging from an account shared on social media by some of our sources in the Eighth congressional district, there are some Republicans who are not happy campers when it comes to their congressman Richard Hudson:
[…] A great injustice was done tonight at your local Republican Party Executive Committee meeting. Part of the party’s responsibility is to hold our elected official’s accountable for their actions. At January’s meeting Wes Rhinier introduced a Resolution to Censure Rep. Richard Hudson. A motion was made to carry it forward to the February meeting to have it on the agenda for discussion and vote. The motion was seconded and it overwhelmingly passed in a vote.[…]
Okay. Now, how did the local party establishment in Rowan County react?:
[…] Chairman John Leatherman for reasons unknown decided to stop it from being on February’s agenda. Despite protest to have the Censure discussion and vote added to the agenda Chairman John Leatherman basically said I don’t care that it was voted on and passed to be discussed and voted on it isn’t happening. Despite further protest he moved on and quickly ended the meeting.[…]
Censure supporters are encouraging grassroots activists across the county to contact the local party chairman, Leatherman, to encourage him to bring the matter up for discussion and a vote. Here is the text of the censure resolution:
As leaders in the Republican Party, we are obligated to fully support our Party, platform, and its candidates. Only in times of great crisis or betrayal is it necessary to publicly censure our leaders. Today we are faced with both. For too long we have waited, hoping Congressman Hudson would return to our Party’s values on his own. That has not happened. So with sadness and humility we rise and declare:
Whereas Congressman Hudson has amassed a long and terrible record of drafting, co-sponsoring and voting for legislation best associated with liberal Democrats, such as Amnesty, funding for ObamaCare both included in the Cromnibus, and assaults on the Constitution like the NDAA. Also casting his vote for John Boehner for Speaker ignoring his constituents wishes for him to vote for anyone else.
Whereas this record has been disastrous and harmful to Rowan County, North Carolina, and the United States; and
Whereas Congressman Hudson has campaigned as a conservative and made promises during his re-election campaigns, such as stopping Amnesty, and repealing ObamaCare only to quickly flip-flop on those promises; therefore
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the Rowan County NC Republican leadership censures Congressman Hudson for his continued disservice to our County, State and Nation, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that until he consistently champions our Party’s Platform, we, the Republican leadership in Rowan County NC will no longer support, campaign for or endorse Richard Hudson as our U.S. House Representative.