Texas Lawmaker Calls Out State House Leaders for Killing Conservative Bills

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A North Texas lawmaker is calling out state house leaders for killing conservative bills this past session, including a ban on Chinese land ownership and ending COVID vaccine mandates.

State Rep. Brian Harrison, R-Midlothian, specifically blamed House Speaker Dade Phelan, along with committee chairs Todd Hunter and Dustin Burrows, for allowing Democrats to kill those bills.

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“Texas voters spoke overwhelmingly. They elected conservative Republicans to lead them and they expect conservative Republican leadership,” said Harrison. “Quite frankly, blaming the Democrats for what happened in the Texas House is a little sleight of hand, and I think it lets the people who are actually responsible for liberal policies passing or conservative bills dying off the hook.”

Harrison said he is concerned that Phelan and other Republican leaders are more interested in protecting their own political careers than they are in representing the will of the people.

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“I think it’s time for a change in leadership in the Texas House,” said Harrison. “We need leaders who are willing to fight for conservative values, not just pay lip service to them.”

KTRH radio host Michael Berry echoed Harrison’s criticisms, saying that the Texas House Republicans have “eaten one of their own” by impeaching Attorney General Ken Paxton.

“This is what Republicans do when they have a vast majority,” said Berry. “They turn on each other.”

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The impeachment of Paxton is being driven by supporters of Paxton’s primary opponents, George P. Bush and Eva Guzman. Bush and Guzman have accused Paxton of corruption and abuse of power.

Paxton has denied the allegations against him and has vowed to fight the impeachment.

The impeachment trial is scheduled to begin in the Texas Senate in September.

Source: KTRH

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