Governor of Texas Greg Abbott has now been challenged by a GOP politician to the right of him politically.
That man is Allen West, former Chairman of the Texas Republican Party, and a former Lieutenant Colonel.
Lieutenant Colonel Allen West announced his candidacy to become Governor of Texas this morning in a 7-minute video that detailed his history, celebrated the heroes of the Texas Revolution, and using comparisons to the Alamo, urged Texans to join him on the “right” side of the “line in the stand” with their vote.
“Now it is our time, it is our time to stand up and honor those words of Texas, Our Texas, and to secure the future for our children and our grandchildren, to make sure the growth, the opportunity, and the prosperity, the economic success that you see here in Texas, continues on,” said West, after exploring the Republic of Texas’s rich history of volunteers and politicians who came from other states. West, who was born in Georgia and attended the University of Tennessee noted that over 30 men from Georgia and Tennessee were among the early leaders of the Republic of Texas, and those who fought at the Alamo.National File
This sounds like an inspiring candidacy, and you can watch his full announcement video below.
Here’s another stirring extract from his video.
…I can no longer sit on the sidelines and see what is happening to these United States of America, what is happening in the place that I call home, where my daughters will raise their families, where my young grandson,” he added, “will grow up as a proud Texan.”
“It’s time for grandpa to step up, and once again find his place on the ramparts of freedom and liberty, just like those Georgians and Tennesseans did many years ago, for those 13 days at the Alamo,” said West. “You have asked me to come back into service for God, the country, and for Texas, and for a time such as this. And that’s why I am running to be your Governor of the Lone Star State, so that we can protect and defend our home, the Republic that we call Texas.”National File
There’s also an interesting bit of history between West and Abbott.
West joined Gab after Abbott released a scathing attack on the platform, strangely choosing to label it “anti-Semitic”, with no evidence of this being provided.
As Current Revolt reported on Wednesday, Republican Party Party of Texas Chairman Allen West has made an account on Gab.com, striking a severe blow to establishment Texas republicans such as Governor Greg Abbott and state GOP vice chairwoman Cat Parks.
Abbott smeared Gab as an “anti-Semitic platform” earlier this month, and Parks pushed to have the state’s GOP account removed from Gab.National File
That means there’s already an important difference between West and Abbott.
So we look forward to seeing who wins the Republican nomination.