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Monday, February 12, 2024

The Texas GOP's executive committee voted to censure House Speaker Dade Phelan (R) on Saturday for his part in the impeachment of Attorney General Ken Paxton and appointing Democrats to chair House committees, among other issues.



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... The big picture: The censure measure is another instance of the deep infighting that has marked the Texas GOP in the past year, with an ultra-conservative faction often battling with other party members.

- - - Phelan previously called on the GOP to cut ties with "the rot" that exists within the party.

- - - He has faced multiple calls from state and national party members, including former President Trump, to step down, especially after leading the House to impeach Paxton in May 2023. The Senate later acquitted Paxton.

Driving the news: The committee voted 55-4 to censure Phelan "for lack of fidelity to Republican principles and priorities," per a statement. ...

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-02-11 02:18 PM | Reply

@#1 ... The committee voted 55-4 to censure Phelan "for lack of fidelity to Republican principles and priorities," ...

Looks like he is paying the price for not wanting to kiss fmr Pres Trump's ring.

Yet another example of how the Republican Party is now marching goose-step in line with fmr Pres Trump.

The Republican "big tent" has become a farce. Now it seems that only certain people (people whose blood has not been poisoned by immigrants) are allowed to enter the tent and be a part of the circus inside.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2024-02-11 02:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


#3 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2024-02-11 02:53 PM | Reply

Trumpland - where the REAL scandal is when people try to prosecute criminal republicans.

#4 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2024-02-12 12:27 PM | Reply

Without a doubt, ABBOTTISTAN is the most corrupt state in the USA now.

#5 | Posted by e1g1 at 2024-02-12 03:42 PM | Reply

Punishing dissent is definitely not a hallmark of fascism.

Treating bipartisanship like it's collaboration with the enemy is definitely not a hallmark of fascism either.

This is legitimate political discourse.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2024-02-12 06:10 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2


No firing squad???

Texas is getting soft while they wait to become a satellite of Trump's Washington D.C.

#7 | Posted by Twinpac at 2024-02-13 04:36 AM | Reply

Attorney General Ken Paxton's own employees were turning him in for corrupt practices. So censuring House Speaker Dade Phelan, is just political theater of party over reality.

#8 | Posted by BBQ at 2024-02-13 09:15 AM | Reply

What's up with republicants and all this "censure" crap?

#9 | Posted by Angrydad at 2024-02-13 09:52 AM | Reply

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