Jim Greer, Florida’s ex GOP chair, admitted that the GOP has made attempts to suppress black voters.
The former Florida Republican Party chair revealed the information in a deposition he filed against the committee regarding a lawsuit for unpaid severance. Greer told reporters that he became uncomfortable with the situation once a party official openly discussed ways to keep blacks from voting.
Greer said that incident occurred after a December 2009 meeting in which party general counsel Jason Gonzalez, political consultant Jim Rimes and Eric Eikenberg, ex-Florida governor Charlie Crist’s chief of staff were all present.
“I was upset because the political consultants and staff were talking about voter suppression and keeping blacks from voting. It had been one of those days,” Greer told the media.
He even criticized some of the party officials by calling them liars and “whack-a-do, right-wing crazies.”
Rimes denies Greer’s claims and Eikenberg could not be reached for comment.