The Dallas County Republican Party caught some flak this weekend for blocking and then unblocking a local member on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter.
Businesswoman Lauren Davis posted a screenshot on X on Friday showing that the X account for the party had blocked her from viewing and commenting.
“Why would the local Republican Party block a local Republican??? … Dallas County is rotten to the core. Current leadership is the worst of the worst in Texas politics,” Davis wrote.
The following day, she posted a photo of the party’s headquarters, which only appeared to have campaign signs for current chair Jennifer Stoddard-Hajdu secured to its windows.
“Here is a picture of the @DallasGOP HQ … last I checked it is primary season. I think they are missing a few signs in the window. What do you think??” Davis wrote. “@AllenWest would never let this happen! Vote Allen West on March 5th!”
As previously reported by The Dallas Express, retired Lt. Col. Allen West, former chair of the Texas Republican Party, announced he was running for chair of the Dallas County Republican Party.
Saturday afternoon, the Dallas County Republican Party’s X account posted a photo of its headquarters, which included other candidates’ campaign signs.
“Dallas County Republican Party is happy to display signs for all candidates who will bring them to HQ. Here is a CURRENT photo of our office window with signs delivered late yesterday afternoon,” the party posted.
The party’s account appeared to have unblocked Davis that day, and she commented on the post, seemingly calling for Stoddard-Hajdu to resign.
“I see how this works. Publicly shaming causes you to do what is right. About now would be a good time for leadership to resign,” she wrote. “You all just did that this afternoon after you saw this post. This was a picture as of 1:44 today. Thanks for correcting your unethical behavior.”
The social media dust-up resulted in some individuals voicing their displeasure with the Dallas County Republican Party, some of whom called the move to block Davis “pathetic.”
“You are not alone. @DallasGOP also blocked me,” wrote Diane Kelley on X. She went on to suggest that the party silences those who question its leadership.
As previously reported by The Dallas Express, Davis said she was taking a run at the Dallas County Republican Party’s chair’s position after an unsuccessful bid to unseat Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins in 2022.