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Florida GOP Censures Chair Christian Ziegler And Strips Him Of Authority Amid Sexual Assault Investigation

via 10 Tampa Bay
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The leadership of Florida’s Republican Party voted to censure Chairman Christian Ziegler and stripped him of his authority amid a sexual assault investigation.

Ziegler’s salary was reduced to $1 annually, and he can no longer hire or fire staff, speak on behalf of the party, or raise funds.

Despite calls for his resignation, Ziegler has not stepped down and maintains the assault was consensual. (Trending: Devastating News For Hunter Biden After Defying Subpoena)

“We are confident that once the police investigation is concluded that no charges will be filed and Mr. Ziegler will be completely exonerated,” attorney Derek Byrd said.

“He apologized for putting all of us in this position,” said Michael Thompson, chairman of the Lee County Republican Executive Committee.

“He apologized for the shame that it brought on him and his family and the community. He was remorseful.”

“He’s not a bad guy. He just did a real stupid thing and he’s going to suffer the consequences.”

“This is a sad day for all of us in Florida,” said Jack Brill, chairman of the Republican Party of Sarasota County.

The full committee is expected to officially remove him in January.

His wife, Bridget Ziegler, a prominent figure in Florida Republican politics, faces pressure to resign from the Sarasota County School Board.

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