Reilly Replacing Asher As RNC Committeeman After Deal — Bob Asher, who has been Pennsylvania Committeeman on the Republican National Committee since 1998, will be replaced by former Delaware County GOP Chairman Andy Reilly, according to deal announced by Pennsylvania GOP Chairman Lawrence Tabas. Reilly now heads the GOP’s Southeast PA Caucus. The switch will be made at the close of business of the state GOP’s winter meeting which is scheduled for Feb. 5, if the deal is approved.
The deal allows Asher to serve the first seven months of the new four-year term with Reilly serving the rest.
Note, this means Asher serves through the election.
Tabas called it a “unity resolution”.
“In the spirit of unity, Bob and Andy have agreed that there will be no more campaign email or other communications except for those relating to convention matters and the election of the President and our candidates,” he said. “Both Bob and Andy have pledged to work together to support me and our efforts to re-elect President Trump and our great candidates”
Here is Tabas’ complete statement sent yesterday:
As we begin our final stretch to the June 2nd Primary, I want to thank all of you for everything you are doing for our President and candidates, and I want to share with you the agenda and further details on our State Party meeting scheduled for July 10th.
As I said in a previous email, our July meeting will be virtual, using a platform that will allow all members to see, hear, and participate in the meeting. We are working with a vendor who specializes in securely operating such meetings. There will be options to accommodate each member’s access to the meeting no matter what your technology capabilities are. Voting will be done using a secure and transparent process.
–––– SUMMER AGENDA ––––
Our two principal agenda items will be: (1) the approval of the 31 At-Large Delegates and 31 At-Large Alternate Delegates to the Republican National Convention; and (2) the election of our Republican National Committee members.
–––– A UNITY RESOLUTION ––––
I am very pleased to announce that I have secured a Unity Resolution with a solemn and firm pledge from the two announced candidates for National Committeeman: Bob Asher and Andy Reilly. In the interest of unity for our Party, both Bob and Andy have agreed to my plan to present a single Joint Resolution, to be voted upon at our July 10th meeting, that would split the four-year term of RNC Committeeman, elect Bob Asher for a term ending at the close of business of the 2021 PAGOP Winter Meeting (currently scheduled for February 5, 2021), and elect Andy Reilly for a term commencing at the close of business of the PAGOP 2021 Winter meeting and continuing for the remainder of the four-year term.
In short, if jointly elected this July, Bob has agreed to serve until February, and Andy has agreed to split the term with Bob and then serve the balance. This single resolution may include suspension of the RPP Rules for implementation, which benefits the President, our Party, all of our candidates –– and most importantly, our unity.
In the spirit of unity, Bob and Andy have agreed that there will be no more campaign email or other communications except for those relating to convention matters and the election of the President and our candidates. Both Bob and Andy have pledged to work together to support me and our efforts to re-elect President Trump and our great candidates.
I want to thank Bob and Andy for demonstrating leadership that reinforces the value of working together for the good of all, and I look forward to their support and involvement as we go forward.
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I worked long and hard for this Resolution, which provides important continuity during a critical election year, and also allows for peaceful transition to the future. It’s an agreement that respects everyone, and I know that I have your support for it and its implementation as an overwhelming number of you have expressed your hope for this.
From day one of my election as Chairman last July, my goal has been to unify our Party. My motto is strength through unity. These past several months have been challenging for all of us, but I am confident that through unity and hard work the President will win in November and we will be victorious for our other candidates.
Stay strong. Be confident. God bless you all and God save President Trump and the United States of America