Travis County GOP holds first meeting since new chairman elected

One week ago, a controversial chairman was elected to take over the Travis County Republican Party.
Chairman-elect Robert Morrow is under intense criticism for how he's portraying the party on social media and, it's causing the party to splinter.

Tuesday, the group held their first meeting since the election and morrow was a no show. That has some questioning his loyalty to the party. Last week we did speak to him about his methods of expression on social media websites like Twitter.

Vice-chairman Matt Machowiak said Morrow's comments toward the Bush family and past presidents are slanderous and don't represent the party. Councilman Don Zimmerman is an active member of TCRP and says although he disagrees with morrow's tangent, he was not always like that.

“Back in 2003 to 2005 he was one of the hardest working republicans in the city. When I was working on tax and bond campaigns he was one of the few people who would show up,” Zimmerman said.

“I certainly hope he continues the work that I've been able to do. Reach out to minorities and get young people involved,” James Dickney, TCRP Chairperson, said.

State law says the only way to remove a county party chairman is if they are convicted of a felony and have exhausted all appeals.

Up Next:


  • Popular

  • Recent

WATCH FOX 7 NEWS LIVE

FOX 7 News streams at the following times (all times Central):


Monday - Friday

4:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Saturday

6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Sunday

6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.



Schedule subject to change in the event of network sports coverage.

We also stream press conferences and other breaking news coverage from time to time. When we are not in a live newscast, you will see replays of the most recent broadcast.

To enter full screen Mode click the button.

For closed captioning, click on the button while in full screen mode.

Desktop/tablet users: To choose the stream's video quality, click on the button (while in full screen mode) and choose from 432p or 270p.

Mobile users:The video quality default is to your phone's settings.

Please allow time for buffering. If the stream stalls, refresh your browser. Thanks for watching

Stories You May Be Interested In - Includes Advertiser Stories