CAIR-Houston Welcomes Firing of Texas Assistant Attorney General Over Racists Tweets

HOUSTON, TX, 9/4/2020) – The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston) today welcomed the firing of assistant Texas Attorney General and former Republican candidate for District 35 U.S House, Nick Moutos, over dozens of racists, Islamophobic, anti-Black, and transphobic tweets on social media.    

“We welcome the employment termination of Nick Moutos from the Attorney General’s office,” said CAIR-Houston Board of Director John Floyd, Attorney. “However, we demand an official statement and public apology from the AG Paxton’s office condemning these hate-filled , racist, and bigoted statements. The state government’s sole mission is to serve all communities across Texas fairly and without bias. This sort of prejudice has no place in our public institutions. The Trump administration’s constant stream of xenophobic and racist comments have served to legitimize and encourage vile behavior that has festered in our governmental agencies. We must demand better from our elected officials and hold them accountable for policies and an internal culture that has allowed this evil to grow.”  

CAIR-Houston encourages all its members of the community to contact Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office (P: 512-463-2100) to demand accountability and reassurances that steps have been taken to track and monitor hate by its employees and implement a zero-tolerance policy for this reprehensible behavior..

CAIR-Houston also reminds everyone to ensure their voices are heard by participating in the upcoming elections. Please encourage your friends and family to registered to vote for the 2020 General Election by visiting   

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.     La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.    


CONTACT: CAIR-Houston President and Chairman of Board of Directors John Floyd, Attorney,, 713.224.0101, CAIR-Houston Communications and Program Coordinator Ambreen Hernandez,,