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Tarrant County GOP’s vice-chairman survives recall vote over his religion

County party officials overwhelmingly rejected attempts to remove Shahid Shafi because he's Muslim. The 139-49 vote in his favor came after the state's top Republican officials denounced the failed move to oust the trauma surgeon.

Shahid Shafi, his family behind him, speaks to the press on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. He said the vote result to keep him in his position of vice chair of the Tarrant County Republican Party reaffirmed his belief in the country and his party.

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