by Ron Gregory
PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Republican Executive Committee voted unanimously this week to support pursuit of impeachment articles against Governor Jim Justice.
In a resolution, passed at a regularly-scheduled monthly meeting Tuesday evening, the committee recorded its support of efforts to remove officials incapable or unwilling to fulfill their constitutional duties.
“More than just the growing bipartisan scandal on our Supreme Court, the absence of our Governor from Charleston has clear victims in 11 or more counties who relied on his administration to get them housing and help after the deadly flood two years ago,” said Wood County Republican Chairman Rob Cornelius. “This scandal, involving hundreds of millions of dollars in the RISE Flood Relief program, is only beginning. News is pending that will make this failure seem far worse. Real families are hurting, while this Governor refuses to come to work and handle the business of the state as our Constitution requires.”
It is critical, Cornelius said, for leaders from all parties and regions of the state to take a stand now to ensure “we have leadership.”
Cornelius concluded, “The chatter grows. Today (Friday), Republican leaders in the Legislature are finally demanding performance or impeachment of this fake Republican. Democrats are helping as well, filing a lawsuit to attempt to force the Governor to reside in Charleston as the constitution says he ‘shall’ do. It will take a team effort, along with our watchful media, to ensure that more just people have the keys and hold the steering wheel of our state. We pray that these remedies to our absent executive and corrupt court come soon. It is incumbent that all serious Republican elected officials give an honest answer to the media and citizens as to whether they support this Governor. We don’t. Wood County Republicans don’t. It’s a time for choosing.”