More not-so-funny-business at AZ GOP as anti-Graham resolution is derailed
From Frosty Taylor’s Republican Briefs:
Former Maricopa County Republican Committee Chairman AJ LaFaro has written to AZGOP Executive Director Avinash Iragavarapu requesting an explanation for reports that the AZGOP call letter for the April 30 convention will not include a resolution calling for Chairman Robert Graham’s resignation that LaFaro had re-submitted as directed by AZGOP officials.
LaFaro writes: “…I must say, the continued lack of ethics and integrity within the AZGOP State Party and Staff never ceases to amaze me. The resolution I originally submitted on March 14th and was instructed by Tim Sifert to resubmit after being elected a state convention delegate is attached.” LaFaro resubmitted the resolution to AZGOP officials on April 6, the day after he was elected a state delegate by LD18 PCs. LaFaro is a LD18 Precinct Committeeman, State Committeeman and State Convention Delegate.
AZGOP State Convention Delegates’ Resolution Demanding Chairman Robert Graham Resign
We, the 2016 State Convention Delegates of the Arizona Republican Party (AZGOP) are obligated to hold all of our leaders accountable for their actions. Only in times of great crisis or betrayal is it necessary to publicly censure our leaders. Today we are faced with both in as much Robert Graham is by far one of the worst Party Chairman the AZGOP has ever endured. So with conviction we rise and declare:
WHEREAS, Chairman Robert Graham
- has continued to violate the Arizona Revised Statutes, the Bylaws of the Arizona
Republican Party, the bylaws of several of the County and Legislative District Republican
Committees, and the latest Edition of Robert’s Rules of Order; and
- has repeatedly disregarded and disrespected the will of an overwhelming majority of
the AZGOP State and Precinct Committeemen; and
- has conducted dictatorial actions that have been calculated and an insidious conspiracy
– including but not limited to the unconstitutional 2016 State Convention poll tax – for his personal benefit, the benefit of his cronies and the Republican establishment cabal.
BE IT RESOLVED that Robert Graham’s constant intimidation, bullying, overreach and unilateral policies will no longer be tolerated;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the AZGOP State Convention Delegates censure Robert Graham for his continued disservice to our Party, State and Nation;
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED the AZGOP State Convention Delegates have lost confidence in Robert Graham, will no longer support him or his actions and demand his immediate resignation.
It’s time for the AZGOP to be of the people, for the people and by the people. Not for Robert Graham’s personal benefit, the benefit of his cronies and the Republican establishment cabal.
That means it’s time for AZGOP Chair Robert Graham to go. Please join the statewide movement in demanding Robert Graham’s resignation by signing THIS PETITION
Are we to stand by and remain silent letting Robert Graham’s and the AZGOP’s abuses continue or take a stand and say enough is enough!
A. J. LaFaro
LD18 Precinct Committeeman, State Committeeman, State Convention Delegate
National Director, Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA)
Immediate Past Chairman, Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC)