Last month former Nueces Country Sheriff and current Republican Party Chairman Jim Kaelin stirred up a firestorm when he shared a post that many people felt was blatantly racist. Even Gov. Greg Abbott took notice and called for Kaelin to resign. He survived a ”confidence vote” from his party and then rushed to hold a press conference where he maintained his innocence. Now LULAC Para Todos is punching back trying to do something that not even the Governor could do–get Kaelin to resign.
”LULAC PARA TODOS joins in Gov. Abbott’s call to have Jim Kaelin resign from his post as Chair of the Nueces County Republican Party, because racism has no home here in the Coastal Bend, in the state of Texas, or across the country. We will not tolerate racism in our community any longer”, said Eric Holguin, President of LULAC PARA TODOS. “This isn’t about party politics – it’s about doing the right thing so our community can come together. Racism and racists shouldn’t belong to any political party or party platform.” he added.
The billboard will be running for at least one month, or until Jim Kaelin resigns from his post. LULAC PARA TODOS (#22399) is a local civil rights chapter of League of United Latin American Citizens.
*Disclosure: Eric Holguin is also running for Texas House District 32.