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GOP leader in Sussex County removed over social media posts

Jan 14, 2020

A Sussex County Republican Party official has been removed from her position after comments she made online were criticized as anti-Semitic.

Nelly Jordan was vice-chair of the Sussex County GOP. She was elected to her position by the Sussex County GOP Executive Committee, which removed her Monday night after a no-confidence vote that passed by a slim, two-vote margin. 

Jane Brady, Chair of the Republican Party of Delaware, condemned Jordan’s Facebook posts about “Jews” and national politics as “offensive, hurtful and anti-Semitic” early this month. 

Jordan’s removal follows the resignation of New Castle County GOP Chair Chris Rowe after he was criticized for using a homophobic slur in a comment on Facebook. 

Jordan will not be eligible to run for any position in the Sussex County GOP for four years, according to a committee spokesperson.