The vice chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Party is resigning following the publication of what he called a “scurrilous and demeaning” blog post.
Tom Mountain announced his decision in an email to the Massachusetts State Republican Committee on Sunday night, according to the Boston Globe. In the email, Mountain reportedly said that he will focus instead on an effort to “clear my name.”
“For the good of our Party, I will be stepping down as MassGOP Vice Chair immediately to focus on an effort to clear my name,” Mountain wrote.
“During the past few months of turmoil at the MassGOP, I’ve consistently said that incapable officers should step aside. Regardless of the truth about what happened, this blog post, and the conspiracy behind it, has rendered me incapable of serving as an effective officer of the MassGOP.”
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