In August, the Administrative Committee of the Democratic Party sent a letter to Ike Brown of Macon, Louis Armstrong of Jackson, and William Catledge of Houston terminating them from their county Democratic Executive Committee.
“I regret that you did not take action on your own, but in light of the letter and spirit of the law, the Administrative Committee had no choice but to take appropriate action since your membership is illegal and to do nothing would mean the Mississippi Democratic Party endorsed your breaking the law, which is false,” Administrative Committee Chair Eric Powell said in an August letter to the three.
But last week, the state Democratic Party Executive Committee ruled the proper procedure hadn’t been followed to remove Armstrong, Brown and Catledge from the their county committee.
“We have an elaborate process in our Democratic Party constitution,” state Democratic Party Chairman Rickey Cole said of the process to remove a person from a committee. “It sets out due process rights.”
Cole said the state Democratic Party can only respond to a challenge filed against the person serving on a committee.