MassGOP calls executive committee meeting on ‘accusations’ against party vice president Tom Mountain

MassGOP calls executive committee meeting on 'accusations' against party vice president Tom Mountain

The MassGOP executive committee is set to hold a special meeting on Monday to discuss “the allegations involving the vice president,” Tom Mountain, the Herald has learned.

According to a memo to state committee members obtained by the Herald, the meeting is about possible action as internal tensions and demands for resignations within the state Republican Party have reached boiling point.

The agenda for Monday’s meeting included just two items: “discussions about allegations involving the vice chairman” and “recommendations for action,” according to a weekend memo sent to the 21-member executive committee by MassGOP operations director Madeleine Cammarano.

Chairman Jim Lyons confirmed the memo, saying he called for an executive committee meeting after “receiving several calls from state committee members asking them to investigate the allegations … from recent articles that appeared on a blog. are shown which indicate that he is involved in very bizarre, disgusting and very degrading behavior towards women.”

A series of blog posts last week on Turtleboy Daily News accused The Mountain of “creepy” online comments on photos of young women on social media. It also apparently detailed a catfishing scheme shared with the organization, which caught Mountain sharing intimate details about her sex life and preferences.

The Herald has not been able to independently confirm or deny the reports. The Mountain did not respond to requests for comment.

“We think this is something we need to look into,” Lyon said, inviting Mountain to Monday’s meeting in Woburn, which he said will be closed to the press.