College Republican Faces Impeachment For Endorsing Tea Partier

A Mississippi college Republican is facing impeachment for endorsing state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R-MS), Sen. Thad Cochran’s (R-MS) tea party primary challenger.

According to the Clarion-Ledger, the Mississippi Federation of College Republicans (MFCR) is moving to impeach Kolby Busby after the McDaniel campaign released an automated phone call in which Busby (pictured right, next to McDaniel) introduced himself as the Executive Director of the MFCR and endorsed McDaniel.

“The MFCR Executive Board has voted unanimously to charge Busby with negligence in the performance of his constitutional duties,” a statement from MFCR Chairman Evan 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.”

Busby is free to endorse anyone he wants, just not on behalf of the MFCR, according to the organization’s rules.

Earlier in the Mississippi GOP primary, Joe Nosef, the chairman of the Mississippi Republican Party, received strong criticism from some Republicans in the state after saying that McDaniel should answer questions for why he was slated to attend a pro-gun and tea party festival featuring a vendor of confederate memorabilia who had also founded groups classified as hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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