The rear mic: 9 Republicans oppose mask ban, Paxton primary speculation continues, state party’s ‘step down to run’ mandate passes
Seven House GOP members vote against mask mandate ban
During the long debate above Texas Pandemic Disaster Act, an amendment was initially added but was ultimately unsuccessful. Written by Representative Cody Vasut (R-Angleton), it would have prohibited the governor from instituting a mask mandate by decree.
The amendment was first adopted by a roll-call vote, but after a verification of the vote was requested and performed, it failed with a vote. Seven Republicans joined Democrats in voting against Vasut’s amendment.
These members were:
- Steve Allison (R-San Antonio)
- Travis Clardy (R-Nacogdoches)
- Drew Darby (R-San Angelo)
- Charlie Geren (R-Fort Worth)
- Kyle Kacal (R-College Station)
- Lyle Larson (R-San Antonio)
- Jim Murphy (R-Houston)
Last July, Governor Greg Abbott Posted a statewide mask warrant after previously stating that “no jurisdiction can impose a civil or criminal sanction for not wearing a face mask.”
In March of this year, Abbott canceled this mandate and further stated, “The removal of statewide mandates does not end personal responsibility or the importance of caring for your family members.”
George P. Bush Hypes is running for Attorney General
Dallas request radio Host Mark Davis in his primary race against outgoing Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Earth Commissioner George P. Bush said: “As it is, I always invest my personal time in apart from my daily work on issues that Texans care about at the grassroots – be it border security, electoral integrity and support [the police]. “
“Texas is a great state and this investment of time will get me right at the end of [the] legislative session… but we have adopted great Conservative measures that will remain free, resilient and prepared for the next decade. “
He added: “So it will take a little longer, but you’ll be one of the first to know once the announcement is official.”
“It’s about rolling up your sleeves and running an agency,” Bush continued, contrasting with Paxton, “Ken is in Plano and I’m here in Austin and I’m focusing on land agent work.”
“I think the next attorney general needs to be able to lead a troop of 4,200 full-time employees and deploy our resources to issues such as ballot integrity,” Bush concluded.
The potential match is said to be one of the most watched in Texas’ 2022 primary season, along with the gubernatorial race. Governor Greg Abbott has already attracted two main challengers – the former state senator Don Huffins and expert Chad prather – and can attract another on the road.
State Party Civil Servants’ Resign to Run Bill Passed
Texas law prohibits local party officials from holding this office while running or as a government elected proxy, but the same is not true for state party officials.
A new bill passed in the House would close this loophole.
House Bill (HB) 1987 by Rep. Cody Vasut (R-Angleton) strikes the qualifier of “county or constituency president” from the resigning mandate of the political party.
In a statement to Texan, Vasut said, “In my opinion, this is a matter of fundamental fairness. The same eligibility rules should apply to representatives from our state party that apply to our local constituency and county presidents. “
“I believe that a quit-to-run rule helps ensure that our political parties are controlled by the base they represent rather than the people they help elect,” he added of the report. effectiveness of the policy.
If this had already been the law, it would have taken Susan wright, a member of the current Republican State Executive Committee for Senate District 10, to resign before running for Congress. Wright jumped into Texas’ 6e Congressional District special election after her former husband Ron Wright, deceased.
Another recent candidate for whom this legislation has reportedly been enforced is Kathaleen Wall in her first run for Texas ’22.nd Congressional District last year.
If adopted and promulgated, any future official of a state political party must resign from his post before running for another post.