Colonel Allen West has abruptly resigned from his position as chair of the Texas Republican party, making some people wonder if he is planning to run for office again.
He was part of the House of Representatives a few years back as part of the Tea Party wave that was swept into office in 2010.
Is he heading back to the House? Trying for something else?
The Blaze reports:
Former Rep. Allen West resigns as chair of Texas GOP, fueling speculation of another run
Former Florida congressman and retired Army Lt. Col. Allen West is stepping down as chair of the Texas Republican Party, sparking rumors that he is looking at another run for office.
The Texas GOP issued a statement Friday morning announcing that West “submitted his irrevocable resignation to the officials’ meeting” and “will remain at the helm of the Texas GOP until a new Chairman can be selected on July 11th at an undetermined location as of now.”
The party wrote that West “expressed his humble gratitude and stated that ‘it has been my distinct honor to serve as Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas. I pray Godspeed for this governing body.'”
“Lt. Col. Allen West will take this opportunity to prayerfully reflect on a new chapter in his already distinguished career,” the news release went on to say.
Allen West just resigned as Chair of the RPT. Effective at 5p today. #txlege
— Cat Parks (@CatParksTX) June 4, 2021
West commented on Twitter:
Humbled and blessed by the opportunity to serve… https://t.co/kBMabAv2Zr
— Allen West (@AllenWest) June 4, 2021
Some are speculating that he may be planning to challenge Governor Greg Abbott.
Allen West resigned as Texas Republican Party chairman on Friday – touching off immediate speculation he may challenge Gov. Greg Abbott. https://t.co/YvMtVyPWmJ
— Newsmax (@newsmax) June 5, 2021
Abbott was just endorsed by Trump so that wouldn’t make much sense.
Stay tuned, we’ll know soon enough.