Nasty forecast prompts postponement of House GOP caucus

The forecast of a nasty winter storm has prompted Rep. Bill O’Brien to postpone tomorrow’s House Republican caucus, which had been planned for the purpose of electing a GOP leader to serve on the state GOP executive committee and to be the caucus leader in the coming legislative session.

 

An email went out from O’Brien at about 6 p.m. on Monday saying, “Due to the inclement weather tomorrow and despite the overwhelming number of members who agreed to attend, enough to exceed a quorum, I have decided to postpone the meeting. In the meantime and until this caucus is rescheduled, I will serve as the elected Republican leader from the N.H. House on the NH GOP Executive Committee.”

 

The group needed at least 120 members for a caucus. Rep. Steve Stepanek also emphasized in an interview that based on the response from members, attendance would have easily exceeded that number.

 

Stepanek said while there is no date set for the meeting, “We are definitely going to reschedule and it is definitely going to be this month.”

 

Here is the text of the O’Brien email:
Dear Colleagues,

Due to the inclement weather tomorrow and despite the overwhelming number of members who agreed to attend, enough to exceed a quorum, I have decided to postpone the meeting. In the meantime and until this caucus is rescheduled, I will serve as the elected Republican leader from the NH House on the NH GOP Executive Committee.

Sorry about the last minute notice. We wanted to make sure we weren’t postponing needlessly. We feel we are compelled to postpone for the safety of members.

Regards,
Bill O’Brien

Author: John DiStaso

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