Saturday, March 14, 2009

Opposition to Frederick gaining steam.

The chorus of opposition to Jeff Frederick grew louder yesterday when every Republican member of Virginia’s congressional delegation signed a letter urging him to resign. The letter, signed by Reps. Frank R. Wolf, Robert W. Goodlatte, Eric Cantor, J. Randy Forbes and Robert Wittman said:

"For the good of the Republican Party of Virginia, we write today asking that you step aside as chairman," the congressmen wrote. "Clearly it is the sentiment of the grassroots members of the party to move in another direction. . . . No one will benefit from a protracted battle over the leadership of" the Republican Party of Virginia."

Frederick is showing no signs of stepping down, and even if the State Central committee has the votes to remove him, Frederick could mount a floor fight at the State convention.

Frederick acknowledges that this fight may hurt the party telling reporters, "Anytime a party spends its time and energy battling its own, it's losing." Hey Jeff perhaps that is a reason you should step down.


Charlie Fugate said...

I've heard the stuff going on with Frederick, and to perfectly honest, the only problem I have is the fact that this whole mess should/could have waited until the Convention to be unwrapped. That is the most appropriate venue for internal party business. I'll remain neutral as to his resignation, but it starting to be a situation of the tail wagging the dog.

The Bulletproof Monk said...

Frederick needs to go. The instant he started to savage McDonnell and Cantor, he was done.
Who does he think he is?
The inner-party contest has resulted in even some of those who supported him at the past Convention now joining in asking him to step down.
Everyday, he proves that charges of his narcissistic behavior are true.