An Open Letter To Washington State Republican Party Chairman Kirby Wilbur
Dear Mr. Chairman:
On Thursday June 28, 2012 the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the monstrous legislation known as “Obamacare.” As I am sure you are aware, the Washington State Attorney General and a Republican candidate for Washington State Governor, Rob McKenna, has said that he opposes a repeal of any portion of the Affordable Care Act and is ready to implement it if elected Governor of Washington. This statement by a Republican candidate is both shocking and offensive.
I had the honor and privilege of representing my congressional district as delegate to the 2012 WSRP Convention. As such, I helped to pass the 2012 WSRP Platform which clearly states in Section 9 “Physicians, healthcare providers, and healthcare organizations must retain the right to practice in a manner they believe is ethical and to exercise freedom of conscience. We call for the repeal of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.” Mr. McKenna has blatantly decided to ignore our platform by calling for the full implementation of this act. This is not the first plank in our platform that Mr. McKenna has trod on, and if past behavior is an indicator of his future actions, it will not be the last. Our Grand Old Party is not well served by candidates who flagrantly violate our platform. When such violations are tolerated by the party or party leadership, the great integrity and strong conservative principles of our party are rightly brought into question.
As a dedicated conservative Republican and Precinct Committee Officer Elect for Legislative District 32 – Lynnwood 2, I respectfully request and urge you, in your capacity as the Chairman of the Washington State Republican Party, to publically denounce Mr. McKenna’s comments regarding this matter. Due to the egregious nature of his statements, I further request that both you and the WSRP cut off any and all support that may exist for Mr. McKenna’s gubernatorial campaign.
R. Clayton Strang, PCO Elect Lynnwood 2