Reactions to the cancellation of Saturday's Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee meeting are coming in. Former Congressman Joe Walsh told Illinois Review:
"In order for the Illinois Republican Party to move forward, Chairman Pat Brady must step down. Pat, in his position as Chairman, can not publicly attack the Party Platform. If he had said the Republican Party must embrace Obamacare, we would be calling for his resignation. If he publicly said we should raise the individual income tax in Illinois, we would demand he step down. The same is true here. The Party Platform supports traditional marriage between one man and one woman and Chairman Brady has not once, not twice, but at least three times publicly refuted that plank in the Platform.
The majority of Illinois Republicans support traditional marriage and the energetic base of the Party overwhelmingly supports traditional marriage. Republicans can not win statewide without its grassroots devoted base. And this silent majority will not vote nor work to win in 2014 as they should if the current Party Chairman is still in place.
Pat should do the right thing and resign. If not, the State Central Committee has to vote him out. If he is not replaced soon there will be a schism in the Party that will destroy our ability to win in 2014."
See Walsh's video HERE