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Collegian Mailbag: The Republican Club

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Over the past week, the Collegian has received emails sent by President Brad DeFlumeri relevant to the continuing Republican Club crisis...


Email from President Brad DeFlumeri to Vice President Derek Khanna:


"Derek:

In light of recent events which which reveal you to be operating on your own agenda and following assertions by members that your actions are"border treasonous," I strongly urge you to immediately resign your position as vice-president of the UMass Republican Club. Jon Tabb or Joe Saracco are clearly more capable of effectively serving in this position.

Furthermore, given your backhanded efforts to undermine my leadership while covertly working with other organizations, I do not feel as though your assisting me as VP is tenable any longer. You need to resign.

I am sure that Brian Gwordz would be more than happy to give you a title with MACR.

Tell him I give you my highest recommendation."



Email from DeFlumeri to the Republican Club:

"All,

I am calling an emergency meeting of the UMass Republican Club for 6pm Tuesday
night, February 5th. At this meeting, I will move to impeach from office Vice
President Derek Khanna. Rachel F has indicated that she will second this motion.

In our view, Derek Khanna's recent actions are impeachable under Article VIII,
Section 1 of our Constitution which states, "An officer may be impeached from
the office in the light of credible evidence of neglect, misuse, or abuse of
position; or other provisions explicitly stated in this document." I submit that
Derek Khanna has neglected, misused, and abused his position as Vice President
of the UMRC for personal gain. I will further elaborate on this Tuesday night.
Per Article VIII, Section 2 of our Constitution, it takes a 2/3 majority to
impeach a standing officer.

Everyone who is receiving this (minus ex-officio members Duffy and Cutting) is
recognized as an active member. Anyone who is not receiving this is not
recognized as an active member, and therefore cannot vote. I will only vote in
the event of a tie. That potentially leaves 13 voting members if everyone is
able to show up. A 2/3 majority is equivalent to .67, and anything less than
that does not represent a majority.

Feel free to respond to me directly with questions or concerns.

Our kickoff meeting will occur at 7pm as scheduled.

Thanks,

Brad DeFlumeri
President, UMass Republican Club"

For our coverage of the impeachment, Click Here
posted by Collegian Staff, 11:17 PM

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