Elizabeth Roberts, a founder of the York 912 Patriots, said the head of the local GOP asked her to resign as a York County Republican committeewoman.
Roberts is an elected committeewoman for Dover Township’s 4th precinct. She recently announced that she’s running for the state House seat currently held by state Rep. Seth Grove, R-Dover Township.
A York 912 Patriots account on Friday tweeted out a letter from local committee chairman Bob Wilson, in which he said “her ongoing vitriol towards the Republican Party” made it necessary to ask for her resignation.
She said she wrote Wilson back, asking for his resignation. She wrote:
“I am sorry that my recent column which highlighted the failure of York’s representatives and senators to uphold the party principles you claim to espouse offended you. I would think, being the Chairman of the Party, it would be your job to support candidates that do uphold your party’s platform, and work to remove those that do not.”
“Chairman Wilson, because you have chosen t o alienate the voters that support the core principles of the Republican Party, and support candidates who do not, I will have to ask for your resignation as York County’s Republican Committee Chairman.
“I have enclosed a resignation letter for your signature. I ask that you return this resignation letter to me within 20 days of this correspondence. I wish you luck in your future endeavors, but for the sake of us all, I hope that does not include a continued career in politics.”
Wilson declined to discuss Roberts’ criticism of him or the letter he sent to her.
“That’s an internal issue that will be handled inside the confines of the party,” Wilson said.
He said he didn’t know why she made the letter public.
Oh, and he doesn’t plan to follow her request and resign.
“That will not happen,” Wilson said.