Marilyn Davenport

 

April 21st, 2011, 11:53 am
Posted by Martin Wisckol, Politics reporter

Santa Ana Republican Virgil Nickell wants to know why the county GOP doesn’t kick Marilyn Davenport off the party’s governing Central Committee.

After all, committee members kicked him off the panel in 1999 and he hadn’t attracted anything like the national firestorm surrounding Davenport as the result of her email depicting President Barack Obama as a chimp.

Scott Baugh, chairman of the Republican Party of Orange County, has said state law blocks the committee from throwing Davenport off. He’s asked the Fullerton woman to resign – she’s said she will not – and he’s told the GOP’s Ethics Committee to review the matter, although issuing a censure is the most the committee can do.

Baugh has drawn flak from some Davenport supporters for publicly condemning the email, and helping fuel the public airing of the conflict. But Nickell is among those Republicans who say Baugh should be more forceful on the issue.

“I wish that the Republican Party would stop harassing the Mexicans and the Asians and the blacks, and start inviting them into the party,” Nickell said. “I want them to be more inclusive and not be so elite.”

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