Friday, June 17, 2016

Yob Appears On The Daily Show To Discuss Virgin Islands Delegate Drama

By Brandon Hall
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Political consultant and Michigan native John Yob recently appeared on "The Daily Show" to discuss the drama in the Virgin Islands over who will represent the Islands in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention.

According to TPM:

"The months-long rift rocking the Republican Party in the Virgin Islands got "The Daily Show" treatment Monday evening, with correspondent Jordan Klepper traveling to the island paradise to delve into the dispute.

The underlying dynamics of the current dispute haven't changed much. The U.S. Virgin Island GOP is split over which slate of delegates should be sent to July's National Republican Convention in Cleveland: the delegation led by John Yob, a longtime GOP operative previously based in Michigan; or the selection of alternate delegates pushed forward by the USVI GOP Party Chair John Canegata, who says Yob and his crew are ineligible to serve on the island territory's delegation.

Both Republicans are featured in the bit and they use the opportunity to lob accusations at each other while Klepper bemoans the fact that reporting on the tiff is keeping him from enjoying what could have been a relaxing tropical vacation."

>>>Watch the clip below:

Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.

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