Former Florida House Rep. and current chairman of the Texas Republican Party, Allen West has announced he will be leaving his role.
The Hill reports:
“It has been my distinct honor to serve as Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas,” West said in a statement. “I pray Godspeed for this governing body.”
The party said that West “will take this opportunity to prayerfully reflect on a new chapter in his already distinguished career.”
“We know that wherever he goes next, he will continue to be a bulwark against progressive socialism and a champion for the principles of Texas and our American Republic,” the party said in a statement.
West, a former congressman from Florida, took over as chairman of the Texas GOP a little less than a year ago after unseating incumbent James Dickey.
The move fuels ongoing speculation West is eyeing a run for statewide office, possibly to challenge Greg Abbott for governor of Texas.