SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. -Spokane County Republican Party says Spokane County GOP Chair Cecily Wright resigned Wednesday, apologizing for giving former Washington State University President James Allsup a platform to speak at the Northwest Grassroots meeting in July.
Wright issued the following statement regarding her resignation:
“I profoundly apologize for giving Mr. Allsup a platform to speak at the Northwest Grassroots meeting in July. I consider this a serious mistake in my judgment and I deeply regret that decision.
The Spokane County GOP remains committed to standing against white supremacy, racism, and bigotry in all forms. We will always support a free society where individuals are judged on the content of their character rather than the color of their skin.
At this point, I do not believe that I can continue as Chair and resign the position effective immediately. It is my sincere hope that our community can continue to build bridges, support our neighbors, and build a more unified community in Spokane and across Eastern Washington."