Dr. Shahid Shafi

Tarrant County Republicans Reject Proposal To Remove Muslim Vice Chairman

January 10, 2019 - 11:49 pm

FORT WORTH (1080 KRLD) - In a highly anticipated vote, Tarrant County republicans reject a proposal to remove a muslim as vice chairman.

Southlake resident and city councilman Doctor Shahid Shafi, received overwhelming support by a nearly three-to-one margin in last night's Tarrant County GOP vote in Richland Hills.

The vote was forced by a movement from a Grand Prairie Republican precinct chair, Dorrie O'Brien, who objects to Shafi's muslim faith. 

After the vote, Shafi spoke to the media, saying: "The beacon of liberty held by the Statue of Liberty is shining brighter. My faith in our party and in our country has been re-affirmed."

Shafi had wide-spread support from prominent Texas Republicans including Governor Abbot and Senator Cruz

O'Brien was offered the opportunity to speak to the media but declined.

Dr. Shafi is a trauma surgeon who arrived in the United States in 1990 and who became a naturalized citizen in 2009