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Travis County Republican Party “disavows” Morrow rhetoric

Thursday, March 10, 2016 by Nora Ankrum

The executive committee of the Travis County Republican Party passed a resolution this week distancing itself from Robert Morrow, its new chairman-elect. Morrow unseated the incumbent, James Dickey, in the March 1 primary. Morrow’s antics – particularly on social media, where he voices his conservative viewpoints with a flair for crude language described recently in the Austin American-Statesman as “vulgar, conspiratorial and often bizarre” – were rebuked by prominent conservatives in the days following the election. The controversy has even attracted national attention, most notably from HBO’s John Oliver. With the passage of the resolution Tuesday night, the executive committee made its disdain for Morrow’s behavior official. The full text of the resolution reads: “Whereas, the Travis County Republican Party does not condone profane slander of Republican former or current elected officials and candidates, and; Whereas, the Travis County Republican Party seeks to raise the level of public debate, and; Therefore, be it resolved, the Travis County Republican Party hereby condemns and disavows all profane or slanderous statements made by newly-elected Travis County Republican Party Chairman Robert Morrow, and; Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be sent to all Austin-area media on behalf of Travis County Republicans.

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