Texas, especially during the 8 year run of George W. Bush, has been a ruby red Republican stronghold. There have been cracks over the last 10 years with Democrats winning house seats and Beto O’Rourke coming within 3 points of defeating Ted Cruz.
The Governor of Texas has credited Sean Hannity with mask wearing in his state after the Fox News’ personality urged viewers to don a face covering to fight Coronavirus.
Greg Abbott told Fox News’ morning program Fox & Friends on Friday that Texas was now following Hannity’s suggestion.
Allen West has been elected the new chair of the Texas Republican Party in a virtual convention held early Monday morning. The former congressman defeated the incumbent chairman.
Outgoing Chairman James Dickey was seeking a second term at the helm of the party but West managed to defeat him in the early hours of Monday morning.
Judge Lynn Hughes, a Texas federal judge, has ruled that the state can hold an in-person Republican convention in Houston despite a spike in coronavirus cases.
Hughes’ ruling overturns Mayor Sylvester Turner’s cancellation of the contract between the city’s GRB convention center and the GOP. The GOP can hold the convention this weekend or weekend, according to the ruling. Hughes said the Texas Republican Party had “made a good-faith effort to have a virtual convention” but that the City of Houston placed the party in an “untenable position” to orchestrate a virtual convention in “a very short period of time.”
Texas Democrats are calling for another stay-at-home order in response to the state’s rising coronavirus case numbers. Texas continues to break records. The Lone Star State has logged 8,472 new cases and 81 new deaths thus far today, according to the latest statistics. Yesterday the state reported a record of 105 deaths due to the virus
Beto O’Rourke has called on the Governor of Texas to resign over his handling of the Coronavirus. The former congressman blasted Greg Abbott for his failures during the pandemic.
O’Rourke was responding to an interview where Abbott criticized some local officials in the state who are calling for stay-at-home orders and other measures.
Texas Republican Representative Louis Gohmert eschewed science and the recommendations of health experts when asked why he doesn’t wear a mask when on the House floor to prevent infection from coronavirus.
Critics have rounded on Texas Governor Greg Abbott for singling out young people as Coronavirus cases in the state rise. Abbott scolded the under-30s for not taking the virus seriously.
“We are beginning to see for the month of June an increase in the number of people testing positive who are in the age group the 20s, meaning between the age of 20 and 29,” the Republican said.
An arm of the Republican Party has spent $400,000 purchasing copies of a book written by one it congressmen. A political campaign filing revealed the expenditure.
The National Republican Congressional Committee spent the large sum of money on 25,500 copies of Rep. Dan Crenshaw’s book Fortitude. They used their copies as part of a fundraising drive.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) received his first haircut in three months at Salon à la Mode, the same salon owned by Shelley Luther, who was jailed this week for defying the state’s stay-at-home order and reopening her business early.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) admitted during a private call with lawmakers that reopening the economy would spread the coronavirus even as he publicly announced that he would end an executive stay-at-home order. The news was first reported by The Daily Beast; a spokesperson for Abbott confirmed the call is authentic.
Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has called on Texas and Florida to do more to contain the spread of Covid-19. Dr. Gottlieb told CNBC that the states’ governors needed to take action.
“I think the real wild card here and the decision point on whether or not we’re gonna have the bad outcome that Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx talked about is what populous states like Texas and Florida do,” he said.
At the "Howdy Modi" rally in Houston, Prime Minister Modi of India got bigger applause than Donald Trump from a Republican crowd in Texas.
The Trump administration is treating children worse than animals and that is a crime against humanity.
The polls in the U.S. Senate race in Texas between Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke show the race is tightening and it looks like Cruz is starting to panic. He just released a series of new TV ads that are supposed to help him cruise to an easy reelection victory but instead they have backfired spectacularly and have been helping O’Rourke instead.
The Speaker of the Texas House sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting that he immediately stop taking children away from their parents.
Sometimes Republicans say such ridiculous things that you wonder if they are kidding or not. Usually, though, they are deadly serious, and often put forth proposed solutions to our problems that are nothing short of preposterous.
People living in the United States but near the border with Mexico feel like they’ve had enough.
“Our community is already heavily militarized,” said Bekah Hinojosa from Brownsville, Texas. “Cameras line the international bridges, we are surrounded by border checkpoints, border patrol helicopters can be seen in the sky, and agents patrol every highway. We reject this latest move by Trump and Governor Abbott to deploy National Guard personnel and further militarize our home.”