Category: Politics

“A Sham”: Texas Republicans Defend Trump After Guilty Verdict

Texas Republicans vehemently rallied to former President Donald Trump’s defense following his conviction on 34 felony charges, labeling the trial as a politically motivated attack orchestrated by the Biden administration. Prominent figures like Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton asserted their unwavering support for Trump, denouncing the verdict as a sham and vowing to fight against what they perceive as corruption and persecution from New York authorities. Despite fractures within the party, Texas Republicans stand united in their defense of Trump, signaling a fierce battle ahead as they seek to reclaim the White House in the upcoming election.

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State Rep. Shelby Slawson Says She’s Running For House Speaker In Letter Condemning Phelan

State Representative Shelby Slawson has announced her bid for Texas House Speaker, challenging the incumbent, Dade Phelan, citing dissatisfaction with his leadership style and emphasizing a need for reform. Slawson, known for her conservative stance and sponsorship of Texas’ “heartbeat bill,” joins Representative Tom Oliverson in the race, highlighting a growing movement within the Republican Party for change in the Texas House leadership. Phelan, facing criticism for his handling of issues like impeachment and growing discontent among conservative factions, now faces a significant challenge to retain his position.

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House Speaker Dade Phelan Wins Runoff, Surviving Challenge By Texas GOP’s Far-Right Forces

Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan narrowly fended off a primary challenge from a well-funded opponent backed by Donald Trump and his allies. Despite facing criticism for his support of impeaching Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Phelan’s victory signals a victory for the more moderate wing of the Texas Republican Party in a closely watched race. The outcome underscores the ongoing power struggle within the party between ultraconservative factions and more centrist elements.

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