The Republican Party of Texas made a series of far-right declarations over the weekend as part of its official platform, claiming that President Biden was not legally elected, and told Senator John Cornyn on his work on bipartisan gun law. In response, I issued a “rebuke”. Homosexuality is called “abnormal lifestyle choice”.
The platform was voted in Houston at a Conference of the Parties that ended on Saturday.
According to James Wesolek, Texas Republican Communications Director, the resolution on Biden and Conin was approved by a delegation’s voice vote. A statement about homosexuality, and an additional stance on abortion that requires students to “learn about the humanity of newborn children,” have been approved by the Platform Committee and voted by a larger convention group for more than 270 planks. It was inside. Representatives who use paper ballots. The results of these votes are still pending on Sunday, but Wesolek said the board is rarely voted by a full tournament after being approved by the committee.
Resolutions and other declarations that adopt the false allegations that former President Donald J. Trump was a victim of the stolen elections in 2020 are the latest in Texas Republicans who have moved further to the right in recent months. It was an example. The Republican Party controls both the legislative chambers, the governor’s mansion, and all offices throughout the state, and is taking advantage of its advantages to put it in a difficult situation. Abortion Prohibition LawTemporarily create supply chain issues Add additional status check At the border, a Trump-backed Attorney General will be appointed for a member of the Bush family in the May primary.
Mr. Wesolek disputed the idea that the Declaration was tied to the rightward inclination of the Parties. “It was the will of the body,” Wesolek said on Sunday. “We are proud to be a grassroots party.”
Party conventions in Texas are sometimes a public broadcast of internal rifts. In 2012, Governor Rick Perry Loud boos At the state’s Republican National Convention, he said he supported Ted Cruz’s strong vice-governor in the Senate primary. Friday, Mr. Konin— Major negotiators At a gun meeting with the Democrats — he was booed by convention participants during a speech attempting to ensure Republicans that the new law did not violate the rights of gun owners.
A resolution of the Parties accepting the allegations of the unfounded stolen elections in 2020 said, “Substantial fraud in major metropolitan areas has a significant impact on the outcome of five major states in favor of Mr. Biden. Gave. ” Parties continued their resolution, saying, “We have rejected the recognition of the 2020 presidential election. We believe that Acting President Joseph Robinet Biden, Jr. was not legally elected by the people of the United States. “.
The resolution encouraged Republicans to “participate in the vote” in November and “bring friends and family to volunteer for local Republicans and defeat possible fraud.”
Republican Steve Toth, who represents part of Montgomery County on the outskirts of Houston, said he had left the convention before voting for the resolution, but he expressed his support for them. He said the Biden resolution hopes to “encourage Republicans and Democrats together to demand a court audit” in the 2020 elections.
Houston Republican representative Jason Bourne, 38, claimed credibility by adding the word “appear to vote” to the Biden resolution. “I’m afraid that if you keep telling people that the elections have been stolen, they won’t go and vote,” Bourne said.
Mary Rowe, a representative of the outskirts of Fort Worth, who focused on educational issues at the convention, said she was surprised that the 2020 election results were drawing the attention of her Republican colleagues. But she added, “Not many people feel that Biden has won.”
Lowe, chairman of the Tarrant County branch of the group known as Moms for Liberty, said he was one of the delegations who publicly criticized Konin. But she was embarrassed by the boos and she didn’t participate in it, she added.
“I don’t think boos are polite,” Rowe said. “I think the elected civil servants should be treated appropriately and politely.”
Republican representative Jamie Haynes, 47, who lives with her husband in Panhandle, Texas, and owns “a lot of guns” with her, said the booing to Mr. Conin was ” Republicans don’t want gun rights to be cut — not just deprived, they are cut in any way. “
A resolution condemning Mr. Konin, passed at the convention, opposed the Locomotive Act, which allows guns to be seized from people considered dangerous. According to the resolution, these laws are “pre-criminal penalties for those who have violated due process rights and have not been convicted.”
Homosexual planks passed the platform committee with a 17-14 vote, according to Bourne, an openly gay member of the committee who voted against it.
“We do nothing to move us forward as a party and get voters,” he said. video Of the committee. In an interview, Bourne said the changes at the convention were the result of a few people who “worried the process because they wanted to do all the extremes on the far right.”
Mr Toss opposed abortion, homosexual rights, and the 2020 elections, saying the Republicans adhere to conservative principles. “Defense of Marriage Act? Abortion? Article 2 of the Constitutional Amendment? Where did you move to the right?” He asked. “Republicans have always been a strong advocate of constitutional family values.”
A Texas member of parliament, Democrat Colin Allred, called Republican action regressive.
“The Texas Republicans are trying to bring us back to a time when women couldn’t make decisions about their bodies and lived for fear that Americans would be punished for being themselves,” Allred said. He said in a statement.