Texas Republicans reject vote to oust GOP leader because he is Muslim

In a video posted on the Star-Telegram’s website, Mike Snyder of the Tarrant County Republican Party announced, “the vote total was 139 to support Dr. Shafi and only 49 to reject him.”

Snyder went on to say, “tonight’s vote demonstrates the majority of Republicans in Tarrant County stands with Dr. Shahid Shafi. And on the firm foundation of religious freedom memorialized in the Declaration of Independence.”

Following the vote, Shafi said, “our union is a little more perfect today. And it’s time for us to put those divisions to rest.”