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From: Greenville County Republican Party
Sent: Tuesday, August 03, 2010 10:24 AM
Subject: Greenville GOP – Resolution of Rebuke of Senator Lindsey Graham
Greenville County Republican Party
Tuesday August 3rd 2010
Last night, the elected officers of the Greenville County Republican Party presented a “Resolution of Rebuke of U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham” to the Greenville County GOP’s Executive Committee. By a vote of 61-2, the Executive Committee approved the Resolution.
The Greenville County GOP Executive Commitee is made up of individuals from across Greenville County who are elected at the precinct level. On the Executive Committee, every precinct has one vote.
Below is the Resolution as it was approved:
GREENVILLE COUNTY REPUBLICAN PARTY
“RESOLUTION OF REBUKE of SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM”
WHEREAS, United States Senator Lindsey Graham has cast votes in the United States Senate in favor of TARP, which all but guarantees an increase in the national debt and expansion of the federal government.
WHEREAS, Senator Graham has voted in favor of two of President Obama’s nominees to the United States Supreme Court, who possess questionable qualifications and very liberal beliefs that are contrary to the United States Constitution.
WHEREAS, Senator Graham has promoted amnesty for illegal aliens, and continues to promote this premise under the guise of “Comprehensive Immigration Reform”.
WHEREAS, by these and other votes, Senator Graham has abandoned the Republican platform:
. Limited Government;
. Capitalism and the Free Market System;
. Original Intent of the Constitution;
. The Appointment of Conservative Federal Judges and Justices to the United States Supreme Court; and
. Fiscal Responsibility.
AND, WHEREAS, both locally and nationally, Senator Graham has repeatedly demonstrated contempt and arrogance towards those members of the Republican Party who support these core Republican beliefs;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Greenville County Republican Party hereby issues this formal rebuke of Senator Graham for his cooperation and support of President Obama and the Democratic Party’s liberal agenda for the United States.
FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that Senator Graham will no longer be invited to attend and participate in meetings or other events sponsored by the Greenville County Republican Party.
RESOLVED this 2nd day of August 2010 at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Greenville County Republican Party Executive Committee.
This resolution passed as proposed, without amendment, by a vote of 61-2.
This is the third such censure of Graham passed by South Carolina GOP organizations this year. GOP party committees in Lexington and Charleston counties have also passed similar resolutions.
The ultimate censure, of course, will take place at the ballot box.