You may recall that Senator David Johnson, of Ocheyedan, withdrew from the Republican party back in June, in protest of some comments made by Presidential candidate Donald Trump. In a letter to Johnson, the Republican chairs of Clay, Dickinson, Lyon, Osceola, and Palo Alto counties, took the Senator to task for his comments in June, which they say compared “the GOP to racists and fascists”, and was, in their words, “unworthy of you, and us, as your constituents.”
They also chastised Johnson for his, “rush to the media, eagerly creating a fanfare of celebrity” for himself, saying it was “insulting and hurtful to every voter who ever supported you.”
The chairs let Senator Johnson know, in no uncertain terms, that they felt he had, “deserted our District as our Republican Senator.” They wrote that, as a result of his actions, he would receive no support, of any kind, from the County Republican Parties in the 1st District.
They closed the letter with, “we will make every effort to elect persons who support the party of Lincoln, and the values we hold dear.”
If you’d like to read the entire letter, you can find it by clicking here.