Chaos erupts at Jackson County Missouri Republican Central Committee as RINOs warn new grassroots committee members
Jackson County, Missouri is the second largest county in Missouri and has over 600 square miles of land and a population of over 717,000. It is the most populous county in the Kansas City area.
In September 2022, a group of newly elected grassroots conservatives happily met for their first meeting to elect the chair of the Jackson County Missouri Republican Central Committee. Several people campaigned for the position of chairman, but one, in particular, Mark Anthony Jones, told the committee he was determined to get the county back on track, help schools and support new committee members and candidates. find their way through the labyrinth of the entire political spectrum. Jones was elected GOP chairman.
Barely a month passed when one of the committee members found out that several establishment Republicans, including Jackson County Senator Mike Sierpiot, had voted to defund Planned Parenthood. Because of this proposed funding for Planned Parenthood, Missouri’s “Right-to-Life,” which had previously endorsed these Republicans, pulled their endorsement.
Then briefly, a new entity arose, with no prior history of pro-life presence, but named “Missouri-Pro-Life,” quickly endorsed by those establishment Republicans who had lost previous endorsements from Missouri’s “Right-to-Life.”
Gateway Pundits addressed this issue in an August 26, 2022 article.
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At the October 2022 Jackson County Republican Central Committee meeting, 58% of committee members, who support the removal of the Missouri-right-to-life endorsement, voted not to endorse Senator Sierpiot. After the vote and angry with the committee, Chairman Jones abruptly closed the meeting and left the room. On the committee’s website, there was no indication of a majority decision of committee members to remove Cierpiot’s endorsement. Months later, at a budget meeting, Jones was asked why there was no mention of Sierpiot’s un-endorsement on the committee’s website, and Jones replied that he thought the committee had made a mistake and said he made the decision not to let the committee’s motion be recognized.
By this last meeting in February of the New Year from October 2022, the situation with the committee and Jones had worsened.
In January 2023, three Missouri legislative bills were introduced, two of which were sponsored by Jackson County establishment Republicans. All of these bills are designed to undercut Missouri’s grassroots base.
1. Senate Bill 16 would create weighted average voting on the Jackson County Central Committee, with the express goal of disenfranchising members of that committee from more conservative rural districts to benefit Republicans living in more populous districts. .
Gateway Pundits addressed this issue in an article dated January 23, 2023.
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2. Joint House Bill 31, if passed, would remove one of the historic pillars of the Republican platform. The purpose of the bill was to break the Republican base by forcing more conservative members to accept a more liberal ideology or leave the party. Breaking the Republican base by default gives more power to Democrats.
3. House Bill 781 calls on Missouri state voters, who now have the option to affiliate with a particular political party, to remove the party affiliation option entirely, making it easier for future candidates to theoretically “switch” with one party, blurring a person’s historical party affiliation and essentially running as a Democrat for a Republican. Makes the path easier.
Many members of the Jackson County Central Committee wanted to censure these men, but Jones denied any such action and accused the committee members concerned of personally attacking them.
On January 22, 2023, during the committee’s budget meeting, Jones railed against the committee for not supporting establishment Republicans. Jones blamed members for the committee’s dire financial straits. He felt that the committee was not making enough efforts to raise funds. Based on Jones’s negative position against several committee members, one committee member said, “While members of our own party are advancing policy more in line with Democrats than Republicans, they have abandoned their pledge to faithfully represent those of us who voted for them. They.”
Jones’s disregard for committee members added to months of growing frustration. The committee members started talking to each other. His goal was to have a full conversation about the Republican platform’s inexplicable neglect and Jones’ complete refusal to allow debate at the February meeting.
On February 27, 2023, when the Jackson County Central Committee meeting came up, Jones – who did not want an open discussion on the matter and had full control of the meeting – voted first to close the meeting at 8:30 pm. A majority of the committee voted against ending the meeting at 8:30 pm as the agenda item of the last meeting was to discuss non-abandonment of the main pillar of the Republic Day platform. The Committee wanted sufficient time to allow for this discussion.
Chairman Jones then proceeded to adjourn the meeting with a lengthy conversation about the “State of the County Address,” where Jones alternately praised various constituents outside the committee and then advised the committee. Jones expressed deep disappointment with the committee, then turned around and asked for donations. Jones said committee members aren’t raising enough money or recruiting new members.
Jones began to cry, then told the panel last month that she was only able to earn $1,000. He then proceeded to tell the panel that he had received a speeding ticket, telling the panel that he knew many wanted him to get off, but he wasn’t going to do so. After his extended criticism of committee members’ failings, he gave the committee several minutes to read the committee’s concerns about the unnecessary change to the Republican platform and then allowed two minutes for discussion. After the two minutes were up, Jones took the microphone off the speaker and turned the meeting over to another person, who read a lengthy letter saying the committee had no authority to warn elected officials. Once this long letter is read, President Jones struck his mantle and closed the meeting. Most committee members were shocked and dismayed by Jones’ behavior and complete disregard for the majority of the committee.
In essence, Jones did not allow committee members to comment and contribute to the political process. He admonished the committee members. Jones and his executive council members conspired and forced the meeting into a pre-planned and executed shutdown of the dictatorship – planned to marginalize and silence all grassroots committee members.
Chairman Jones’ utter disdain for the new grassroots committee members is endemic to establishment Republicans’ disdain for grassroots conservatives. Democrats are running as Republicans because it’s their only way to win, and then they get upset when conservatives call them out on their stupid proposals. It’s time for guys like Jones to resign their positions in the GOP.