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National Hispanic GOP Group Acknowledges Rep. Virgil Peck’s Apology; Requests Removal
For Immediate Release
|16 March 2011|
SOMOS REPUBLICANS will always recognize a human’s right to err, and we thank Representative Virgil Peck for recognizing his mistake.
We believe that Peck cannot be entrusted the responsibility to serve as chairman of the Transportation and Public Safety Budget Committee, and we ask for the removal of Peck’s chairmanship by the Speaker of the House, Rep. Mike O’Neal, and Majority Leader, Rep. Arlen Siegfried. Peck has advocated violence in a civil society, and provoking violence should not be tolerated. Encouraging the shooting of people proves his inability to serve as chairman of a Public Safety Committee, and we hope to see Kansas Republican leadership replace him with a person who has reasonable and sound solutions to offer when conducting official business on the state floor.
We would like to especially thank Senator Roger P. Reitz M.D., Representatives Marc Rhoades, Louis Ruiz, Greg Smith, Annie Kuether, Geraldine Flaharty, and especially Peggy Mast (endorsed by the Kansas Agri Business Council) for replying to us and immediately condemning these remarks.
There should be zero tolerance for advocating violence, and as such, we anticipate the Kansas Republican leadership’s removal of Peck’s Chairmanship due to the seriousness of this issue because we have watched hate crimes increase and Latinos murdered over this issue in the State of Arizona – the place of our headquarters.
About Somos Republicans:
Somos Republicans is a national watchdog group and the largest Hispanic Republican grassroots organization in the nation because of our leadership that is pro immigration reform. The Mission of Somos Republicans is to promote political education and information needed to make more informed political decisions. To inspire the Hispanic people to make a difference in their lives and the lives of their neighbors through collaborative political education, volunteer commitment and responsible participation in society. Our vision is to increase the Latino Republican voting block by 100% within two years. To increase voter registration, precinct committeemen recruitment, campaign volunteering, fundraising and events to reflect quality of future Latino leadership.