NH GOP - Impeachment, The Left Wing, Shaheen and Lynch

CONCORD – “Monday’s impeachment rally is the latest sign that the extreme left wing has taken over the New Hampshire Democratic Party,” said Fergus Cullen, chairman of New Hampshire Republicans.

The rally, scheduled for the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord (tickets available online!), is hosted by the sponsor of the impeachment resolution, Rep. Betty Hall (D-Brookline) and features appearances by several left-wing activists including Paul Stookey of the ’60s folk group Peter, Paul, and Mary.

But will it feature appearances by Gov. Lynch, Jeanne Shaheen, Carol Shea-Porter, or Paul Hodes?

“Perhaps they can sing a round of  ‘Puff, the Magic Dragon,’” Cullen wondered.

“Ironically, the ‘Move On’ Democrats just can’t seem to move on themselves,” Cullen said. “Instead of wasting time on this silly impeachment resolution, Gov. John Lynch and his Democratic legislature should be focusing on the budget deficit caused by their 17.5 percent increase in state spending. Education funding continues to be a mess, and the Constitutional Amendment appears to be foundering due to Gov. Lynch’s lack of leadership. These are the real issues Gov. Lynch and the Democratic legislature ought to be focusing on, not the impeachment resolution,”Cullen said.

But since the Democrats bring it up, it’s fair to ask where party leaders are on impeachment:

  • If she were a member of the US Senate, Jeanne Shaheen would vote on impeachment. Does she support the resolution? Is she planning to attend the rally on Monday or will she be conveniently out of state, like she was when she skipped voting on the pledge resolution at Madbury Town Meeting?
  • Will Gov. Lynch attend the rally? Does he support the resolution? If he doesn’t, why won’t he say so publicly?
  • Will Shea-Porter or Hodes attend? As members of Congress, they would vote on impeachment. Do they believe the president and vice-president should be impeached? Will Shea-Porter offer the protesters refreshments, like she did with war protesters in her first month in office?

Hall’s House Resolution 24 is scheduled to come to the floor for a vote on Wednesday, April16.

Fergus Cullen

Chairman, New Hampshire Republican Party

10 Water Street

Concord , NH 03301