The chairman and NCGOP officials have reportedly been claiming that the censure letter is invalid because it did not originate in an “official meeting.” Now, an email surfaces suggesting that — as late as May 29 — Hill was a supporter of the censure letter and championing it as legitimate.
The email in question is a broadcast sent from Chairman Hill to local activists. It appears in its entirety below. [NOTE: ‘ML Hynes’ in the “From” field is the name of the email system manager in Craven County. The ‘Paul Hill’ in the “To” field represents the chairman’s e-mail list.] :