Orange County Republicans remove notorious Islamophobe from post as vice chair

Last night, the Republican Party of Orange County Central Committee voted 47 to 16 in favor of removing Deborah Pauly from her post as First Vice Chair of the OCGOP.

The motion to remove Pauly was brought on by OCGOP Chairman Scott Baugh stating that Pauly’s behavior has been divisive, vulgar and has caused much distraction and division within the Republican party. At 9:28pm, the votes were announced and Pauly was officially removed as First Vice Chair.

Minutes from last night’s Central Committee meeting are captured here.

A year ago, Pauly called local Muslims “terrorists” and was quoted saying she knew “quite a few marines who would be very happy to help these terrorists to an early meeting in paradise.” The Villa Park City Council adopted a weak statement distancing itself from her comments.

Happy Arab News Service, 22 May 2012

See also “CAIR-LA applauds GOP for ousting Villa Park Councilwoman”, CAIR press release, 22 May 2012

For the background, see herehere and here.