AR 2nd District Rep. Chairman Resigns After Comments Surface

Published 06/25 2014 01:03PM

Updated 06/25 2014 08:20PM

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Arkansas 2nd District Rep. Chairman Johnny Rhoda has resigned. Today Republican Party of Arkansan Chairman Doyle Webb issued the following statement:

“Moments ago I received the resignation of Johnny Rhoda as 2nd District Republican Chairman. He was apologetic for the statements he made to media yesterday and although he feels he was taken out of context, he knows that his statements have created an unnecessary distraction from the important issues before the State today. Johnny has been active in this Party for decades and all members of the Republican Party sincerely thank him for his service. I have accepted his resignation which is effective immediately.”

The chairman resignation comes after, when asked how Clinton would fare in Arkansas if she pursued the presidency in 2016, Rhoda told U.S. News, "She'd probably get shot at the state line." More from the U.S. News and World Report.

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