Texas GOP Chairman Allen West announced his resignation Friday morning, raising speculation the conservative firebrand could be preparing a run for statewide office.
West, who has been at the helm of the state Republican party for just shy of a year, will remain chair until a successor is picked on July 11, the party said.
“It has been my distinct honor to serve as Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas. I pray Godspeed for this governing body,” West said in a statement.
Texas Republican Party chairman and ex-Florida congressman Allen West is resigning, per the party's vice chair –> https://t.co/M5EPchGxnc
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) June 4, 2021
The controversial conservative Allen West is out as chair of the Republican Party of Texas, says the vice chair/soon to be acting chair? https://t.co/PFYn0F9OsX
— Garrett Haake (@GarrettHaake) June 4, 2021