When you think of impeachment, College Republicans hardly comes to mind. Nonetheless, the Mississippi state executive director for the nationwide campus group is facing impeachment for endorsing Chris McDaniel in the state’s GOP primary race.
(Fox News)– College Republicans in Mississippi are moving forward with efforts to impeach their state executive director after he publicly endorsed the conservative challenger to incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran ahead of Tuesday’s GOP primary.
According to the Clarion-Ledger newspaper, the Mississippi Federation of College Republicans wants to oust Kolby Busby from serving as executive director after he recorded a robocall in support of state Sen. Chris McDaniel in the state’s Senate race.
McDaniel faces Cochran in Tuesday’s contest, which polls indicate is neck-and-neck.
The Mississippi Federation of College Republicans’ bylaws prohibit its officials from making endorsements in primaries. But Busby, in the robocall, identified himself as the organization’s executive director, according to organization chairman Evan Alvarez.
“The MFCR Executive Board has voted unanimously to charge Busby with negligence in the performance of his constitutional duties,” Alvarez said. “Busby will have the opportunity to present a defense at the next MFCR Executive Board meeting on June 28, 2014 when the impeachment hearing will take place at the MSGOP headquarters.”
The primary race in Mississippi has attracted national attention, as McDaniel is challenging incumbent Thad Cochran, who has been the sitting Senator since 1978.
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