As the debate about School Board Member Kelly Marlow’s letter to AdvancED SACS heated up on Facebook over the weekend, several members who disagreed with the elected official’s tactics found themselves removed from the Cherokee County Republican Party Facebook group.
However, the local Republican Party’s chairman quickly moved to apologize to the 10 or so members who suddenly found themselves blocked from the page, and took swift action to stop any further actions by the site’s administrator.
Cherokee GOP Chairman Rick Davies said Tuesday the members were removed because of a misunderstanding between him and Joshua Means, the vice chairman of communications for the Republican Party and, along with Davies, one of the two administrators of the page.
“Due to a verbal miscommunication between myself and my VC of Communications, several people were inadvertently removed from our Facebook group,” Davies said. “Upon realizing this and after being contacted by several of those individuals via Facebook, I issued an apology to them on behalf of the CCRP for their removal.”
Davies said that he had been concerned about members of the CCRP group working with the Cherokee County Democratic Party and told Means that those people may need to be removed from the page.