Austin, TX — Today, right-wing shock jock and disgraced ousted Florida Congressman Allen West announced his run for Republican Party of Texas Chair. West has a long history of pushing lies, smears, and hateful rhetoric. West is also a known Islamophobe.
Texas Democratic Party Executive Director Manny Garcia issued the following statement:
“Under James Dickey, Republicans lost two congressional districts, the most Texas House seats in generations, were locked completely out of Harris County — and Fort Bend and Nueces Counties — and Democrats carried Williamson and Tarrant for the first time in memory. With that record of mounting failure, it’s no surprise that right-wing conspiracy theorist and ousted Florida Congressman Allen West would see these results and decide to run for Texas’ Trump Republican Party Chair.
“West knows that gone are the days that Republican establishment leaders can distance themselves from Trump. Now, Texas Republicans have two extreme and out of touch options. National embarrassment Allen West is exactly who Texas Republicans have become.
“While the Texas Trump Republican Party is at war with itself, Texas Democrats are united and building the biggest infrastructure our state has ever seen. Texas is the biggest battleground state and the focal point of the Democratic offensive strategy. This is our moment.
“Texas Democrats will win up and down the ballot in 2020. We will turn Texas blue, take out John Cornyn, expand our Texas congressional delegation, set the agenda in the Texas Senate, flip the Texas House, and elect hundreds of local Democrats across the state.”