FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – The executive committee of the Tarrant County Republican Party voted not to remove a Muslim doctor as a party vice chairman amid infighting over some members’ claims about his beliefs.
The vote was 139 to 49.
Shahid Shafi, a surgeon and City Council member in Southlake, will maintain his position after a small, but vocal minority in the county GOP called for his removal because of his faith.
“It tells me that we have freedom of expression. It tells me that we have freedom to organize ourselves. This vote has reaffirmed my faith in our country and our party,” Shafi said following the vote.
Shafi said he’s proud to be an American and a Republican.
One precinct chair who voted to remove Shafi has reportedly resigned.
Before the vote, Republican leaders around the state showed support for Dr….
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