The field organizer was fired after The Texas Tribune asked about the posts on social media, which also included him praising the far-right Proud Boys.
Phelan’s election to the gavel was one of the House’s first order of business Tuesday, when the Legislature kicked off the 2021 legislative session.
“I’ve got the message up to him,” said Allen West, who took over as party chair in July. “I’d like to see the president come back to Texas one more time, especially come back to North Texas.”
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