Apparent threats to resign, to call for another member’s removal from the LNC for cause, and to cancel a fundraiser fly in recent LNC member emails.
As first reported by IPR at:
LNC At-Large member Wayne Allyn Root indicated his consideration of a request from his wife to resign his At Large position on the LNC:
From: WAYNE ROOT
Date: May 20, 2012 7:35:14 PM PDT
. . . I was attacked in a way that my own wife saw and was so disgusted she is asking me to leave the party. “. . . with that response from John Jay Meyers…It’s time to use your time for other endeavors.” I’m thinking long and hard.
What some reported viewing as a communication from Mr. Root that he had resigned, or was about to resign from the LNC was sent in an email from Mr. Root to Regional Representative Myers approximately 5 weeks later:
From: WAYNE ROOT
Date: June 27, 2012 1:42:58 PM PDT
Time to disassociate from abusive people. . . . I will have nothing further to say or do with you…or anyone who supports this disgusting behavior. . . .You have succeeded in chasing one more good person out of this party.
The above emails in their full context can be found at:
As well as at:
In the following email sent earlier today, Mr. Myers threatens to call for Mr. Root’s removal from the LNC for cause, should he appear as scheduled in the “Defeat Obama Telethon” first reported by IPR at:
(Note: the initial headline indicated by the URL above was later edited to correct the inaccurate inclusion of Governor Johnson.)
From: John Jay Myers <email@example.com>
Date: July 1, 2012 11:02:23 AM PDT
. . . You are speaking on Wednesday at a fund raising event for Mitt Romney. After which time, if you have not already resigned, I will call for your removal on the grounds of our bylaws. I believe you already have resigned considering your message from last week. But if not, we will talk on Thursday.
The relevant Libertarian Party Bylaws provision can be found in Article 8, Paragraph 5 here:
In the following email to all members of the LNC, reproduced in its entirety below, Mr. Root threatens, if any (emphasis in the original) member of the LNC “would like to remove” him from the LNC, to cancel the reception and fundraiser at his home for the Gary Johnson/Jim Gray campaign that is currently scheduled for Friday, July 13th (not the 15th as incorrectly stated in his email):
From: WAYNE ROOT <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: July 1, 2012 12:11:31 PM PDT
One parting thought for Sunday…
The LNC should think long & hard about this one…
Would you like to remove me before or after my fundraiser at my home for your Presidential candidate?
It’s on Friday July 15th. (sic)
My wife has put in many hours planning Gary’s fundraiser…held during FreedomFest.
Our beautiful home will be Gary’s for the night.
I believe 80 people are confirmed.
So that means by 15th (sic), I’d expect over 100 people- all writing checks for our LP Presidential ticket.
If ANY of you would like to remove me from LNC…as John suggests…
For the sin of accepting 1000 media appearances per year…some of which John doesn’t like…
Lets do it quickly…perhaps Monday (tomorrow)?
So Gary Johnson can find another Vegas venue.
All the Best,
IPR notes without comment the characterization of Libertarian Presidential Nominee Governor Gary Johnson by one member of the LNC to another member of the LNC as, “your candidate” rather than “our candidate.”
Readers are encouraged to post their conclusions and/or comments in the comments section below and/or to contact their representatives and officers of the LNC directly with any concerns they may have.
Contact information for LNC representatives is available at:
Note: The Region 7 alternative position currently listed as “TBD” on that page has been filled as reported by IPR here:
Those seeking to attend the fundraiser can find more information here:
Wayne Allyn Root is a self-described: “REAGAN LIBERTARIAN (and) was the 2008 Libertarian Party Vice Presidential nominee. He is an elected member of the Libertarian National Committee (the #1 vote-getter in the country); serves as Chairman of the Libertarian National Campaign Committee; and Vice Chairman of the Nevada Libertarian Party.” His website is: http://rootforamerica.com
John Jay Myers is currently a Libertarian Candidate for the United States Senate from Texas, and the LNC Representative for Region 7. His website is: http://www.johnjaymyers.com