RI’s GOP Hispanic Assembly Leader Quits Party Because Of Joe Wilson

Posted by | September 22, 2009 17:57 | Filed under: Top Stories

Ivan G. Marte, chairman of the Rhode Island Republican Hispanic Assembly, says Joe Wilson’s shout at the president was the last straw in a series of disappointments that now has him leaving the Republican Party.

“I do not want to continue being a member of a party in which the members of the party express themselves in that way,” said Marte, 59, of Cranston. In a phone interview, he called Wilson’s behavior “shameful” and “uncivilized.”

Marte says the party “does not open the door to minority groups and “needs “to adapt” to a changing society.

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