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GOP Bans Senator Pam Roach from Caucus

This is infuriating!  Senator Pam Roach (D-WA 31) is a strong proponent of our Second Amendment and has done an amazing job in spite of being surrounded by the liberal socialists here in Washington State.  She’s a no-nonsense Republican who doesn’t allow others to shove her around and she works for her CONSTITUENTS.  She’s a life member of NRA and she’s always stood up against those who would attempt to destroy our rights.

She’s also strong on DSHS (particularly related to Child Protective Services) and Education Reform and she walks the talk when it comes to voting on legislation that’s truly FOR THE PEOPLE here in Washington State.

For the GOP to pull this is nothing less than juvenile and petulant and we here in Washington aren’t going to stand by and condone this nonsense without making our voices heard.  Senator Roach’s experience and efforts in serving her constituents and the State of Washington are exemplary should be applauded, not condemned by the GOP.

Sen. Pam Roach voted out of Republican caucus | Roach calls caucus a ‘star chamber’

Covington Reporter Editor
Today, 4:52 PM

The Senate Republican caucus voted Sen. Pam Roach, R-Auburn out of the caucus meetings for this Legislative session and the remainder of the year.

According to Roach both sides can revisit the issue when the 2011 Legislative session convenes.

The Seattle Times posted a story earlier on its Web site.

Roach said the issue stems from an incident between Mike Hoover, the Republican Senate attorney and herself during a 2009 caucus meeting. According to the senator there was discussion in the caucus meeting concerning whether a press release for another Republican senator should be sent out.

“I asked him, ‘What are we paying you for?’,” Roach said during a phone interview today. “Was I outspoken to him? Yes.”

Roach said she later apologized to Hoover.

According to the Roach, Sen. Mike Hewitt, R-Walla Walla, Senate minority leader, is behind the move against her. She stated the two senators were involved in an argument at a caucus meeting.

Roach said during a phone interview today, she was in trouble with the caucus because, “I have been vocal pointing out the failings of leadership. We have a myriad of problems in our caucus.”

The senator said being booted out of the caucus does not affect her ability vote on measures or her committee assignments.

“It’s uncommon, but it doesn’t affect the voters,” Roach said. “I work the district very hard.”

Roach said when the caucus voted to ban her, “(I) no opportunity to talk (and) I had no idea what was happening…. It’s not like a court of law. It is a star chamber.”

  1. January 30, 2010 at 20:25

    About ten years ago I was at the Tacoma Sportsman’s Club with my oldest son and two of his friends going through the standard rifle training protocols. The boys were about 16. At the same time, the club house was being used to host the annual Republican Lincoln Day celebrations.
    A man and a woman approached the range on foot. The man was Richard Sanders, then and now a state Supreme Court justice and an acquaintance known to me from the 70’s and 80’s as a libertarian activist. The lady was Pam Roach. On invitation, she picked up a M14 rifle and fired a 10 round x-ring group offhand at 100 meters. No prep or warm up, she just ripped them out. She represented the epitome of gun control. Both of these people have been aggressively targeted by so called “liberals” from both parties for their pro-constitution stands. Keeping them in office and electing more such people is a most worthy goal.


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