What the return of Allen West says about the delusional state of the Republican Party - 2020-07-20
The Texas Republican Party convention, which wrapped up—for now—early Monday morning, was most notable for how it transpired. In early July, Republican leaders announced they were moving forward with an in-person gathering even as the coronavirus outbreak in the state worsened. A few days later, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner (a Democrat) stepped in and canceled the event, arguing that it constituted a public health threat in a city fast running out of ICU beds. The state GOP sued the city. A federal judge overruled the mayor. An appeals court overruled the judge. In the end, like everything else these days, the convention was moved to Zoom.
Still, there was one bit of significant news out of the event itself: The party elected a new chair—former Rep. Allen West.
Wait, Allen West??