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Arizona GOP chairman warns state Republicans they're not allowed to criticize President Donald Trump

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Apr 18, 2013
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Arizona GOP chairman warns state Republicans they're not allowed to criticize President Donald Trump


Arizona GOP Chairman Jonathan Lines.

In a letter sent out to Arizona GOP officeholders — including newly appointed U.S. Senator Martha McSally — the head of the state’s Republican Party warned them that they are not allowed to criticize President Donald Trump. According to a report by E.J. Montini of the Arizona Republic, GOP Chairman Jonathan Lines fired off an email demanding allegiance to the embattled president while at the same time saying the party is a “big tent” that allows for differences of opinion. According to Arizona’s Lines, Romney was “very critical of our President, and Republicans rightly have criticized both his words, and the fact that he used the pages of the Washington Post, one of the most anti-Trump newspapers in the country, to deliver them.” Lines followed that up with a warning from the top. “One of the things I’ve always loved about our party is that we are a big tent. We have room for everyone. That’s why, as your Chairman, I’ve done my best to welcome as many different viewpoints and coalitions as possible into our party,” he wrote before adding a contradictory caveat. “However, while we are accepting of different viewpoints, it is essential that we stay true to our conservative values. And it is non-negotiable that we stand with our President.”

The Arizona GOP party is like an Arpaio “big tent” (with plenty of duct tape) :ssst:

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