Theresa Mungioli speaks out on the manufactured controversy at
the Oakland County Republican Party Executive Committee meeting. I stand by with what she is saying as I was there that night as a proxy vote.
|Oakland County Republican Chair|
So, here's what really happened at the OCRP Exec. Committee meeting for you from the Chair of the Oakland County Republican Party.
"This past week (a week ago tonight), the OCRP Executive Committee met, but there are some trying to distort what happened at the meeting. We did not vote on an asset forfeiture resolution. We did vote to support our bylaws by following the process that This past week the OCRP Executive Committee met but there are some trying to distort what happened at the meeting. We did not vote on an asset forfeiture resolution. We did vote to support our bylaws by following the process that resolutions must go to the Issues Committee first, and to follow the bylaws regarding proper notice of resolutions.
In April, OCRP worked with a local club to bring in a speaker on asset forfeiture. Also in April, the Issues Committee reviewed two resolutions, voted to recommend one and the recommended resolution was shared in advance of the Executive Committee meeting. We could have voted on the asset forfeiture issue then. However the authors wanted their way and were not happy with the compromise wording, refused to have us vote on this compromise and pulled it from the agenda, where it was referred back to committee. Then this week they brought hard copies of a new resolution and handed them out at the meeting. This is after many explanations of the bylaws process and communication on the timing for when resolutions need to be submitted for consideration. OCRP has not voted on the asset forfeiture issue because the authors refused to compromise. The resolution will be brought to a vote when the bylaws are followed. Trying to ram through a resolution without prior notice and without sharing in advance of the meeting is a violation of the bylaws.
OCRP is not a policy board – we are here to elect Republicans. This constant fighting from a group that wants to hijack the meetings, distort the facts and only want to get their way, does not help us in our goal to elect Republicans. Their only participation has been at Executive Committee meetings and many have refused to join sub-committees, attend events and help us in the cause of electing Republicans. In fact, some openly promoted voting for Democrats last November. If a Board member openly advocated to a company that they should buy products from their competition, they would be removed from the Board. If an elected official does not follow the Republican platform, they are openly criticized. Yet these members of the OCRP Executive Committee are willing to bypass our bylaws to promote their agenda. The hypocrisy is astounding."