Arkansas GOP Leader Resigns After Clinton Comment

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The Republican Party of Arkansas said a district chairman has stepped down just one day after he was quoted saying that Hillary Clinton, “would probably get shot at the state line,” if she ran for president in 2016, according to a report from affiliate station KTHV.

GOP Chairman Doyle Webb said that Johnny Rhoda resigned Wednesday (June 25) after he told U.S. News in an interview he didn’t believe Clinton was popular in Arkansas and that a presidential campaign wouldn’t be well-received, KTHV reported.

To read the full story on our affiliate station’s website KTHV – Channel 11, click here.

29 comments

  • Kevin

    • 1- James McDougal – Clintons convicted Whitewater partner died of an apparent heart attack, while in solitary confinement. He was a key witness in Ken Starr’s investigation.
    2 – Mary Mahoney – A former White House intern was murdered July 1997 at a Starbucks Coffee Shop in Georgetown .. The murder happened just after she was to go public with her story of sexual harassment in the White House.
    3 – Vince Foster – Former White House councilor, and colleague of Hillary Clinton at Little Rock’s Rose Law firm. Died of a gunshot wound to the head, ruled a suicide.
    4 – Ron Brown – Secretary of Commerce and former DNC Chairman. Reported to have died by impact in a plane crash. A pathologist close to the investigation reported that there was a hole in the top of Brown’s skull resembling a gunshot wound. At the time of his death Brown was being investigated, and spoke publicly of his willingness to cut a deal with prosecutors. The rest of the people on the plane also died. A few days later the air Traffic controller committed suicide.
    5 – C. Victor Raiser, II – Raiser, a major player in the Clinton fund raising organization died in a private plane crash in July 1992.
    6 – Paul Tulley – Democratic National Committee Political Director found dead in a hotel room in Little Rock , September 1992. Described by Clinton as a “dear friend and trusted advisor”.
    7 – Ed Willey – Clinton fundraiser, found dead November 1993 deep in the woods in VA of a gunshot wound to the head. Ruled a suicide. Ed Willey died on the same day his wife Kathleen Willey claimed Bill Clinton groped her in the oval office in the White House. Ed Willey was involved in several Clinton fund raising events.
    8 – Jerry Parks – Head of Clinton’s gubernatorial security team in Little Rock .. Gunned down in his car at a deserted intersection outside Little Rock Park’s son said his father was building a dossier on Clinton He allegedly threatened to reveal this information. After he died the files were mysteriously removed from his house.
    9 – James Bunch – Died from a gunshot suicide. It was reported that he had a “Black Book” of people which contained names of influential people who visited prostitutes in Texas and Arkansas
    10 – James Wilson – Was found dead in May 1993 from an apparent hanging suicide. He was reported to have ties to Whitewater..
    11 – Kathy Ferguson – Ex-wife of Arkansas Trooper Danny Ferguson, was found dead in May 1994, in her living room with a gunshot to her head. It was ruled a suicide even though there were several packed suitcases, as if she were going somewhere. Danny Ferguson was a co-defendant along with Bill Clinton in the Paula Jones lawsuit Kathy Ferguson was a possible corroborating witness for Paula Jones.
    12 – Bill Shelton – Arkansas State Trooper and fiancée of Kathy Ferguson. Critical of the suicide ruling of his fiancée, he was found dead in June, 1994 of a gunshot wound also ruled a suicide at the grave site of his fiancée.
    13 – Gandy Baugh – Attorney for Clinton’s friend Dan Lassater, died by jumping out a window of a tall building January, 1994. His client was a convicted drug distributor.
    14 – Florence Martin – Accountant & sub-contractor for the CIA, was related to the Barry Seal, Mena, Arkansas, airport drug smuggling case. He died of three gunshot wounds.
    15 – Suzanne Coleman – Reportedly had an affair with Clinton when he was Arkansas Attorney General. Died of a gunshot wound to the back of the head, ruled a suicide. Was pregnant at the time of her death.
    16 – Paula Grober – Clinton’s speech interpreter for the deaf from 1978 until her death December 9, 1992. She died in a one car crash

  • Sarah 1

    Bush 43 140 peeps at the death chambers of Texas.
    One million in Iraq.

    Sid Adger
    Mr. Adger, a Houston oil supply company executive and Bush family friend, died in 1996 of unknown causes. Adger was the mysterious businessman who approached General James Rose and asked him to help George W. Bush avoid Vietnam by recommending him for a pilot position with the National Guard.
     
    General James Rose
    General Rose recommended George W. Bush for a pilot position with the Texas National Guard. He died of unknown causes in 1993. He was immediately buried and no autopsy was performed.
     
    Lt. Colonel William Harris, Jr.
    Lt. Col. William Harris was one of two commanding officers who could not perform George W. Bush’s annual evaluation covering the year from May 1, 1972 to April 30, 1973. They stated in their filing that “Lt. Bush has not been observed at this unit during the period of this report.” Fortunately for George W. Bush, Lt. Col. Harris is not here to verify his 1973 statement. He’s dead.
     
    Lt. Colonel Jerry B. Killian
    Lt. Col. Jerry B. Killian was another of George W. Bush’s commanding officers. He cannot testify in a court of law as to George W. Bush’s dereliction of his sworn duty. Lt. Col. Killian is dead.
     
    James Downing Aalund
    Mr. Aalund’s name is the first on a long list of young Texans who died in Vietnam. These young men did not have influential fathers to pull the strings necessary to get them into the Texas Air National Guard. If they had been so lucky, they would surely have fulfilled their responsibilities to the ANG, if only out of gratitude that they did not have to die, thousands of miles away in a strange land. They surely would not have disappeared from duty for over a year, as did our fearless leader George W. Bush.
     
    Enron – Bodies
    J. Clifford Baxter
    Found dead in his car, shot in the head. Mr. Baxter was vice chairman of Enron Corp. when he resigned in May 2001. Enron has been hot copy lately with the revelation that they were the largest campaign contributors for George W. Bush. Was J. Clifford Baxter a potential witness to Bush foreknowledge of their wrongdoings? His death was ruled a suicide.
     
    Charles Dana Rice
    He was the senior vice president and treasurer of El Paso Corp., an energy corporation swept up in the recent energy scandal. Two months after the “suicide” of Enron executive Clifford Baxter, in the midst of questions about the accounting practices of El Paso Corp., Charles Rice was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head. His death was ruled a suicide.
     
    James Daniel Watkins
    His body was found on December 1, 2001 in the Pike National Forest in Colorado, a gunshot wound to the head. Mr. Watkins was a consultant for Arthur Andersen, the accounting firm for Enron. He disappeared on November 13 after he left work. He was described as a devoted family man who always called home if he were going to be late. Officials initially said that the death was suspicious, but have changed their tune and have ruled his death a suicide.
     
    Commerce Secretary Ron Brown
    He died in a plane crash on April 3, 1996. Was Ron Brown the first Enron body? In 1995 Enron officials accompanied Brown on a trade mission to India, and to Russia in 1994. Speculation among right-wing whackos suggests that our last duly-elected President, Bill Clinton, was somehow responsible for his death, but we wonder: was Secretary Brown privy to information that would conclusively link George W. Bush to Enron greed and corruption? Charles Meissner, Assistant Commerce Secretary, also died in this crash.
     
    Jake Horton
    He was the senior vice-president of Gulf Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, a cohort of Enron in the energy industry, and a major contributer to the Bush agenda. According to reporter Gregory Palast, Horton knew of the company’s appalling accounting practices, and “… had no doubt about its illegal campaign contributions to Florida politicans – he’d made the payments himself. In April of 1989 Horton decided to come clean with state officials, and reserved the company jet to go confront company officials. Ten minutes after takeoff the jet exploded.

    • Tom

      You are nothing more than a head case. Do you think for one minute any honest person believes your garbage?

  • Bobby Jones

    Hillary Clinton is a clone of Barack Obama. The only way this crook can win is if Americans have decided socialism is worth a try. And they will regret that decision.

  • billy

    Just ignore this Sarah. She does this on every political story. Then she always says “you have no facts.” She is as out of touch with the truth, space, time, and reality as Obama/Hillary. She’s a case of “believing every lie you’re told,” and “only believing what she wants to hear.” All the while ignoring what is factually occurring in real time.

    • Sarah 1

      @Me –
      If ME is Tom it is just another alias. When my name is spoken and I am discussed, I will DEFEND myself with or without your approval. As for Kevin, he commented on the Clintons, so I commented on Bush 43. Fair is fair.

      @Billy – You man you, we are making the same point. Mr. Rhoda said it . It was wrong. Maybe your reading comprehension needs an update, WE MADE THE SAME POINT. Agreed? Savvy yet?
      I know how difficult this is, but we freaking agree on this point.

  • James

    I’m glad he resigned. It amazes me how dumb some of these people can be that have positions like this. With all the crazy people running around with guns things like this should not be said. Why does the Republican Party encourage so much violence? Just because someone has different beliefs than you, you dont deserve to live, you deserve to be shot? I don’t understand it.

  • billy

    That comment was dumb. That’s probably why the Republican party had him resign. You might be having trouble understanding the violence part because the party didn’t encourage violence, didn’t say couldn’t have their own ideas, and didn’t say anyone deserved to be shot. Another case of only hearing what you want. Pay more attention to the facts and reality. Then things will be much clearer. Also, you should probably read about the revolutionary war. This nation was won and created using guns. Pretending gun owners are all fringe people wanting to “kill” is a silly and ignorant idea pre-manufactured to scare people. When the guns are gone there is nothing to left to really hold the government accountable to the people. Hence “Government of the People.”

  • Sarah 1

    Thank you James.

    @Billy:
    What does ‘shot at the state line’ regarding Hillary Clinton mean to you? Seems pretty simple what Mr. Rhoda was saying.

    @Tom – You type but you have no details or facts, just name calling and rudeness.
    You speak of honesty but who faked being three people? YOU that’s who. I have your error saved. That is the solid ground you stand on, dishonesty. You ask ‘do I think for one minute any honest person believes you?’ Haha! Mr. Dishonesty asks me a question like that?
    How many people on this page are you really? You just make up fake identities to egg yourself on and stoke your own ego. There is medication for that anomaly.

  • billy

    Sorry Sarah, but once again you only saw what you wanted to. “Shot at the state line” means that guy said something dumb and was asked by the Republican party to step down for it. Also, once again you have pushed aside fact. The truth is hard to see if you are purposely trying to look around it. I think anyone reading this can easily see that you aren’t interested in the truth, but are instead just going around trying to “stir” things up.

  • Sarah 1

    Same point Billy. Mr. Rhoda said it. Wrong.
    Most importantly my comment was simply “I hope Johnny Rhoda knows Hillary Clinton has Secret Service detail”. What in those few words could cause such anger?
    Don’t be afraid guys, although your education is shining through.

  • Me

    Sarah 1, you say other people are rude, but you seem to do much of the “attacking” yourself. For all we know, you, or any of the others who are on this site, could be pretending to be multiple people.
    And you didn’t acknowledge any of the “facts” that Kevin had…just combated them with “facts” of your own.

  • billy

    Do you have trouble reading Sarah? Maybe you should go back and look. I never said Rhoda didn’t say it. If I were you I wouldn’t try to use education as an insult and then err by means of reading comprehension.

    • Sarah 1

      Out of order reply. The comment went in the wrong slot.

      @Me –
      If ME is Tom it is just another alias. When my name is spoken and I am discussed, I will DEFEND myself with or without your approval. As for Kevin, he commented on the Clintons, so I commented on Bush 43. Fair is fair.

      @Billy – You man you, we are making the same point. Mr. Rhoda said it . It was wrong. Maybe your reading comprehension needs an update, WE MADE THE SAME POINT. Agreed? Savvy yet?
      I know how difficult this is, but we freaking agree on this point.

  • Me

    “If ME is Tom it is just another alias.” Please clarify yourself. Are you accusing “ME” of being the same person as Tom? What are you even trying to say?

  • billy

    If you care to go back and re-read I never disputed the fact he made the comment. You wrote the word “wrong.” You did not say “this was wrong.” I assure you I have no issues with comprehension and am very educated. I still wouldn’t continue trying to use education or comprehension as an insult if I were you. I do agree it was dumb. It is also apparent the Republican party thought it was dumb as well and asked him to step down. This is where you have made your mistake. You took one mans comment and tried to make it the whole parties comment. That’s the point where you only took what you wanted from the story. This is in disagreement with the truth and reality. You trying to make an argument based on non-facts.

    • Sarah 1

      Where did I mention the Republican Party in any comment? Or any parties?
      I will gladly accept your apology.

    • Sarah 1

      Too funny! Five p.m. And close the laptop Billy. You can’t admit you misread the original comment.

      My comment was “I hope Johnny Rhoda knows Hillary Clinton has a Secret Service detail”.

      • billy

        I read your original comment. I also read everyone else’s comments and your replies to them. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what your stance is.

  • billy

    Sorry Sarah, but once again we are back to reading comprehension. This story is about a Republican official. It is implied we are talking about Republicans. It does not need to be stated. Also, I assure you that was no apology. Yet another example of taking only reading what you wanted to see. It is obvious you are only trying to “dance” around the subject. You have no real point to make and are trying your best to be annoying to others. You are definitely succeeding at the latter. I’m finished with this subject and your continuation of an argument based on nothingness.

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