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Fri Jun 4, 2021, 10:06 AM

Allen West resigns as chair of Texas Republican Party

Source: Texas Tribune

Texas GOP Chairman Allen West announced his resignation Friday morning, raising speculation he could run for statewide office.

West, who took over the party in July 2020, will remain chair until a successor is picked on July 11, the party said.

The party said in a statement that West “will take this opportunity to prayerfully reflect on a new chapter in his already distinguished career.”

West has not ruled out challenging Gov. Greg Abbott, and he has also had tension recently with Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.


Read more: https://www.texastribune.org/2021/06/04/texas-allen-west-republican-resigns/

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Reply Allen West resigns as chair of Texas Republican Party (Original post)
brooklynite Jun 4 OP
underpants Jun 4 #1
cloudbase Jun 4 #15
LetMyPeopleVote Jun 4 #2
Javaman Jun 4 #6
LetMyPeopleVote Jun 4 #16
marble falls Jun 4 #3
Paladin Jun 4 #12
no_hypocrisy Jun 4 #4
JohnnyRingo Jun 4 #5
Aristus Jun 4 #7
Shell_Seas Jun 4 #14
dalton99a Jun 4 #8
rampartc Jun 4 #19
ExTex Jun 4 #24
Sneederbunk Jun 4 #9
Mazeltov Cocktail Jun 4 #25
kimbutgar Jun 4 #10
walkingman Jun 4 #11
mahatmakanejeeves Jun 4 #13
hay rick Jun 4 #17
FM123 Jun 4 #22
Evolve Dammit Jun 4 #18
William Seger Jun 4 #20
dalton99a Jun 4 #21
William Seger Jun 4 #23
Evolve Dammit Jun 4 #26

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 10:07 AM

1. Gosh that had the makings of a long term relationship

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 11:48 AM

15. He'll stick around.

Kind of like herpes.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 10:08 AM

2. I hope that West primaries Gregg Abbott

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 10:40 AM

6. I would rather have him run as a 3rd party candidate..

the qnut party.

and just watch as he drains votes away from the repukes.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 12:02 PM

16. West will not run as a third party

Greg may be vulnerable to a q-nutcase

?s=20

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 10:13 AM

3. I hope he tangles with Patric.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 11:23 AM

12. Me too.

A showdown between two major-league asshole Repubes like West and Patrick would be delightfully ugly and destructive. Bring it on!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 10:16 AM

4. Or primaries George P. Bush for TX AG.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 10:38 AM

5. 10 years ago he was considered too extreme for public office.

Now he's just a moderate republican.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 10:49 AM

7. Black conservatives are the most frightening example of Stockholm Syndrome I can think of.

Especially when, Like Allen West, they try to out-repulsive white conservatives...

His spiel a few months ago about telling your new neighbors to leave if they don't swear to uphold conservative values was simply revolting.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 11:29 AM

14. Disagree. I live in Texas, he's still considered extreme. He didn't legitimately win GOP Chair.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 10:55 AM

8. The only thing missing in his resume is dragging a black man behind a truck.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #8)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 01:12 PM

19. he is a convicted war criminal.

so that box is kinda checked. here is from his wikipedia .....

Iraq torture incident
While serving in Taji, Iraq, West received information from an intelligence specialist about a plot to ambush his unit. The alleged plot involved Yahya Jhodri Hamoodi, an Iraqi police officer. West had his men detain Hamoodi.[20] Soldiers testified that in the process of detaining Hamoodi, he appeared to reach for his weapon and needed to be subdued.[20] Hamoodi was beaten by four soldiers from the 2/20th Field Artillery Battalion on the head and body.[21] West then fired his pistol near Hamoodi's head,[20] after which Hamoodi provided West with names and information, which Hamoodi later described as "meaningless information induced by fear and pain".[20] At least one of these suspects was arrested as a result, but no plans for attacks or weapons were found.[20] West said "At the time I had to base my decision on the intelligence I received. It's possible that I was wrong about Mr. Hamoodi."[20]

West was charged with violating Articles 128 (assault) and 134 (general article) of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. During a hearing held as part of an Article 32 investigation in November 2003, West stated, "I know the method I used was not right, but I wanted to take care of my soldiers."[21] The charges were ultimately referred to an Article 15 proceeding rather than court-martial, at which West was fined $5,000.[20] West accepted the judgment and retired with full benefits as a lieutenant colonel in the summer of 2004. Asked if he would act differently under similar circumstances, West testified, "If it's about the lives of my soldiers at stake, I'd go through hell with a gasoline can."[21] At his hearing, West said that there were no ambushes against American forces in Taji until he was relieved of his leadership post a month later.[21] After West's retirement he received more than 2,000 letters and e-mails offering him moral support.[20] A letter supporting West was signed by 95 members of the U.S. Congress and sent to the Secretary of the Army.[20]

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 11:00 AM

9. What state will he move to now?

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 05:26 PM

25. I'm really glad he's out of Florida...

He'd probably be governor here when deSantis runs for president...🙄💩😬

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 11:05 AM

10. He might have overhead some of his repuke members call him the "n" word.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 11:19 AM

11. Any objective person would have to admit that we have some real crazies in Texas.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 11:25 AM

13. Dead girl or live boy?

I'm asking for a friend.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 12:04 PM

17. Allen West got me involved in Florida politics. He owes me.

I retired at the end of 2011 and moved to south Florida. Within months I found out that West was abandoning the redistricted seat in which he was the incumbent and filing to run in my district (CD 18). I immediately sought out Patrick Murphy's campaign and have been involved with the local and state Democratic Party ever since.

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Response to hay rick (Reply #17)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 01:37 PM

22. Good on you!

Sending thanks & respect up to you on the Treasure Coast!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 12:55 PM

18. "prayerfully reflect" Ya, right

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #18)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 01:13 PM

20. I think "new chapter" is the key

He's imagining the book he's going to write some day.

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Response to William Seger (Reply #20)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 01:23 PM

21. He's already a famous author





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Response to dalton99a (Reply #21)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 01:40 PM

23. Guardian of the Republic sounds like a Marvel comic

... and I assume Hold Texas, Hold the Nation, Victory or Death is about the Alamo?

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Response to William Seger (Reply #20)

Fri Jun 4, 2021, 09:11 PM

26. The braindead that consumes this nonsense is our undoing. n/t

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