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North Dakota District 23 GOP 


As the Executive Committee working on behalf of District 23 GOP constituents, we want to publicly address behaviors of Representative Nico Rios while stopped by Williston police officers on December 15th, 2023. The language and slurs that Rep. Rios chose to use disrespected and belittled officers during his violation and are not consistent with our beliefs and party platform. We wish to emphasize that we value, support, and respect the officers who serve and protect our community. 


The district 23 Executive Committee has engaged in discussions throughout the holiday season and allowed Rep. Rios ample time for self-reflection while awaiting his decision following House Majority Leader Mike Lefor’s official call for his resignation on December 26th, 2023. The district 23 Executive Committee is prepared to promptly call an executive meeting to take appropriate actions for District 23 following Rep. Rios’ decision. However, as of December 28th, 2023, the Executive Committee has not received a letter of resignation from Rep. Rios. We, the members of the district 23 Executive Committee, have lost confidence in Rep. Rios' ability to represent the district 23 voters’ best interests. Therefore, the Committee is now publicly requesting the resignation of Representative Nico Rios. 


It is not this Committee’s wish to diminish Rep. Rios’ service to District 23. It is our hope and sincere encouragement that Rep. Rios seeks the help he expressed that he needs.  

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