TX: West resigns as GOP chair

Source: Houston Chronicle

“Allen West is out as the leader of the Republican Party of Texas. The former Florida congressman [and convicted war criminal], who has been chairman of the party since July 2020 and is known for his sharp elbows and conservative rhetoric, announced he is resigning effective July 11, when the party is expected to elect a new leader. … West has been considered a potential candidate for office again, frequently mentioned as a potential rival to Gov. Greg Abbott because of his frequent public criticism of his fellow Republican. He’s also had public fights with Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dade Phelan.” (06/04/21)