Tarrant County GOP Votes to Retain Muslim Vice Chair Following Months of Controversy

The Tarrant County GOP rejected an effort to remove a Muslim doctor serving as one of its vice chairmen because of claims about his faith. Executive committee members voted to keep surgeon Shahid Shafi in his role in a meeting Thursday evening that was closed to the media at Faith Creek Church in Richland Hills. The vote followed months of media coverage of the push to remove Shafi and, more recently, condemnation of the effort from prominent statewide Republicans, including Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. Greg Abbott and Land Commissioner George P. Bush.  Continue reading...

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