Motion to Remove Texas Republican Official Over Religion Fails

A motion to remove a Muslim Texas Republican official over his religion has failed 139-49.

The motion to remove Shahid Shafi from his position as vice chairman of the Tarrant County Republican party after claims that he was more committed to Islam than he was to the United States. The movement had generated large outcry from other Texas officials.

However, Grand Prairie precinct chairwoman Dorrie O’Brien, who led the effort to oust him reiterated her views in a Facebook post on December 31st;

“We don’t think he’s suitable as a practicing Muslim to be vice chair because he’d be the representative for ALL Republicans in Tarrant County, and not ALL Republicans in Tarrant County think Islam is safe or acceptable,”

Source: Texas Republicans fail to oust Muslim official over religion – BBC News

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