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Canyon GOP VC: McGee Goofed Up

Vice Chairman Steve Kren supports Sen. John McGee remaining as the county party chairman, and said McGee would have been better served with an up-or-down vote Tuesday night. “I think John has the support of the Central Committee,” said Kren, a former GOP lawmaker. “I think that he should have just had a vote and put it behind him. But now this is going to carry on for another month. It was my opinion to end it last night.” Kren said the Caldwell lawmaker and Senate Majority Caucus chairman didn't ask his advice. But McGee did consult with Kren about his plan to refer to the party's Executive Committee a resolution calling for an investigation of McGee's recent DUI guilty plea and a subsequent vote on whether to remove McGee as chairman/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here. (Idaho Press-Tribune photo/Charlie Litchfield, of McGee apologizing to Canyon County Republicans last night)

Question: What would you counsel McGee to do at this point? Or has he reached the point of no return?

McGee Thwarts Canyon GOP Inquiry

Sen. John McGee on Tuesday headed off a vote by the Canyon County GOP‚ÄąCentral Committee on a resolution calling for an investigation of his “drunken actions” and a vote next month on whether he should be dismissed as county chairman. Ronalee Linsenmann of Nampa protested McGee’s decision to send her resolution to the 11-member executive committee he chairs for review. McGee acknowledged party rules don’t specify that resolutions be vetted by the committee first but said that’s been the tradition for nine years. “That’s the decision of the chairman and that’s unappealable,” McGee, R-Caldwell, told a standing-room-only crowd of 100 at the county courthouse/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here. (AP file photo: Sen. McGee is arraigned June 20 via video)

Question: Is McGee digging himself a deeper hole?

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