Dallas, TX – A few Tarrant County Republicans have defied Tarrant County Republican Party (TCRP) Chairman Darl Easton and a majority of Republicans voters in Tarrant County by calling for the resignation of TCRP Vice Chair Dr. Shahid Shafi for no other reason than Dr. Shafi’s religious beliefs. The Dallas County Republican Party (DCRP) stands with Chairman Easton and Vice Chair Shafi.
DCRP Chairwoman Missy Shorey stated, “Our Republican Party, which is itself beautifully comprised of members from diverse cultural backgrounds, colors and creeds, is part of a larger idea that transcends division. It is in this spirit that I state clearly my support for Tarrant County Republican Party Chairman Darl Easton and especially Vice Chair Dr. Shahid Shafi amid unfair criticism. Moreover, we unequivocally oppose racism and bigotry in any form wherever it is found.”
Chairwoman Shorey continues: “As the Party of Lincoln, the Dallas County Republican Party stands for our core values of freedom, equality and opportunity for all Americans. Discrimination based on religion or any other identity is anathema to our principles – a point restated by Republican Party of Texas (RPT) Resolution In Support of Non-Discrimination , which reaffirms RPT Rule No. 3 prohibiting discrimination. We echo the resolution’s call for ‘all Republican organizations to advocate and adhere to our platform planks protecting and preserving religious liberty for all Americans, a fundamental principle which has been a bedrock of our society and government since its inception.’ Indeed, patriots like Dr. Shafi enrich our society.”
Dr. Shahid Shafi, who also serves as a City Councilman for Southlake, will lead a Municipal Campaign 101 Workshop at the Dallas County Republican Party HQ on February 9, 2019. More details on the workshop is available at www.dallasgop.org.