Craven County Resolves Support for Chairman, Calls for 4/30 Meeting Cancellation


Whereas, the Craven County Republican Party delegation did join with a vast majority of grassroots conservatives from across this state to elect Hasan Harnett as Chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party in June 2015, and;

Whereas, we have observed that since our Chairman’s election there has been continual resistance and antipathy from our NCGOP Central Committee and our General Assembly Republican Caucuses as to the installation, tenure, and strategic goals of Chairman Harnett, many of which, according to our State Plan of Organization, Article VI, State Executive Committee, Section C.4., Duties of Officers, are vague at best, and;

Whereas, our Central Committee has called for a meeting to remove our duly elected Chairman, Hasan Harnett, from office at a time when they know our Chairman’s calendar schedule revealed in January, 2016, that he could not be present to defend himself, which is against Robert’s Rules of Order, and;

Whereas, that the time and date set by our Central Committee was intentionally established only days before our North Carolina Republican Party commences its annual Convention, which would be the appropriate time and place to present our Central Committee’s case before the full governing body of our North Carolina Republican Party, and;

Whereas, we regard the case for removal of Chairman Harnett from office to have the appearance of being contrived, politically motivated, and based on highly questionable evidence, which is likely to inflict significant harm to our North Carolina Republican Party; Therefore,

Be it Resolved, that the Craven County Republican Party does hereby declare its full support for our Chairman, Hasan Harnett, unless and until we are presented with a preponderance of evidence proving that grounds for his removal exist, and object to the 30 April meeting as inappropriate for reasons including its strategic timing by our Central Committee and probable parliamentary procedural error, and;

Be it Resolved, that the Craven County Republican Party calls for our State Executive Committee meeting on 30 April 2016 to be cancelled, and that any further actions taken by our Central Committee, Executive Director, or our North Carolina Republican Party staff concerning investigations and a possible case for our Chairman’s removal cease and desist immediately, or until such a time as they and their witnesses can coordinate and present their case, if they have one, with that of our Chairman, Hasan Harnett, and any witnesses he may bring forth, at a time when both sides shall present said evidence to the full assembly of delegates at the 2016 North Carolina Republican Party for their consideration and disposal.

Be it Further Resolved, that upon passage our Craven County Chair forwards for dissemination this Resolution to members of the North Carolina Executive Committee.

Passed on the 28th day of April, 2016, by the Craven County Republican Executive Committee and its Precinct Officers.

Carl Mischka
Chairman, Craven County GOP

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