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Friday, August 26, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano
Yesterday, the Republican Party of Texas announced that it has found a way to oust Travis County GOP Chair Robert Morrow at last. The announcement comes just days after Morrow’s very public denouncement of presidential candidate Donald Trump as a child rapist – in what may have been one of his least embarrassing displays since his November election. The party explained that Morrow’s own Aug. 19 filing to run for president disqualified him from his current position. A statement from Texas GOP Chairman Tom Mechler reads, “In accordance with state law, upon filing as a write-in candidate for President of the United States on August 19th, 2016, Robert Morrow became ineligible to hold the office of Travis County Republican Chair. There is absolutely no place for rhetoric as distasteful as Mr. Morrow’s in the Republican Party of Texas. We are excited to move forward with the Travis County GOP and the new incoming Chair as soon as an election is held to fill the position.” A skim of Morrow’s prolific (and profane) Twitter feed showed that Morrow has taken the position: “I will deal with this after I assume the Presidency.”
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