Meeting To Oust Republican Party Chairman Brady Cancelled

CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois Republican Party leaders cancelled a meeting scheduled for today to discuss the future of the party chairman, Pat Brady, who defied the party by supporting same-sex marriage, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

Pat Brady said he was acting as a citizen not the Republican Party chairman lobbied Republican senators to support the same-sex marriage bill.

Only one Republican, Senator Jason Barickman of Bloomington voted in favor and he has taken a lot of heat from party members

Republican State Senator Jim Oberweis has been pushing for Brady’s ouster saying he badly hurt the party, which believes that marriage is defined as being between a man and a woman.

The National Organization for Marriage, a group opposed to same-sex marriage, has flooded Republicans’ email inboxes calling for Brady’s ouster as well.

Today’s meeting of the Republican State Central Committee was called off because Brady wasn’t making himself available to answer questions.

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