On Wednesday night, widely beloved conservative commentator Lieutenant Colonel Allen West announced that he is considering seeking the Chairmanship of the Republican Party of Texas.
“As I look ahead as to how I can best continue my service to our Constitutional Republic, and the great state of Texas, my family and I have decided to explore the opportunity for me to be the next Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas,” he has revealed.
LTC West is a U.S. Army veteran who previously served in Congress from 2011-2013 as a representative from the state of Florida. His most recent book is titled “Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death.”
The stalwart conservative explained that his mission is to place principled conservatives into political office and to prevail over progressive socialism:
My objective is to recruit, train, resource, equip, and deploy Constitutional Conservative candidates to win elections from the local, to the state, and the national level, and defeat the scourge of progressive socialism here in this blessed state of Texas.
It is here, in Texas, where we celebrate rugged individualism, not collective subjugation. It is here in Texas that we celebrate individual will, drive, and determination . . . not the surrender to the intrusive and onerous will of a few. It is here in Texas that the American character is defined, and recognized, worldwide. It is here in Texas where we shall make the stand as we pledge to “Hold Texas, Hold the Nation.” And, as Lt. Col William Travis said in his February 24th, 1836 letter from The Alamo, “Victory or Death.”
Providing a history lesson about the Texas Republican Party, he noted that, “as a Constitutional Conservative black man, it warms my heart that on Independence Day, 152 years ago, 150 Blacks came together to form the Republican Party of Texas, yes, here in the Lone Star State. One of the early Chairmen of the Texas Republican Party was a man named Norris Wright Cuney, for whom today, Cuney Homes in Houston are named. He served as the RPT Chairman from 1884-1898 and was considered one of the most powerful black men of the 19th century. Something tells me that he would not be happy to have his name on a government housing project. That does not represent economic emancipation.”
LTC West will venture throughout the state and meet with fellow Texans prior to the 2020 Texas Republican Convention.