A Tea Party lawmaker who once demanded Muslim visitors to her Capitol office pledge allegiance to the U.S. and renounce terrorism lost her re-election bid by just over 100 votes this week, The Dallas Morning News reported.
Texas state Rep. Molly White wrote on Facebook that “after prayers and conversations” with supporters, she plans to request a recount of Tuesday’s Republican primary race, which she lost by just 118 votes.
White refused to apologize last year after her anti-Muslim Facebook post about a Muslim lobbying day went viral.
“I did leave an Israeli flag on the reception desk in my office with instructions to staff to ask representatives from the Muslim community to renounce Islamic terrorist groups and publicly announce allegiance to America and our laws,” she wrote in the 2015 post.
“We will see how long they stay in my office,” she also wrote.
As a freshman lawmaker, White was also named the worst Texas House member on LGBT issues, a distinction she bragged about on Facebook.