Thursday, January 10, 2019
Texas: Tarrant County Republican Vice Chairman survives recall vote over religion
Vice Chairman Shahid Shafi survived a recall vote 49-139. The recall was launched due to the fact that Shafi, a trauma surgeon and a Southlake City Council member, is a practicing Muslim. One precinct chair claimed that it was due to "whether he (Shafi) is connected to 'Islamic terror groups.'" Numerous GOP state leaders condemned the recall effort and supported Shafi.