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DALLAS, TEXAS - OCTOBER 17, 2019 (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

In a move that reflected similar gaffes by the White House, the Texas GOP sent their preliminary 2020 election strategy to the email addresses of Democrats Party Monday evening. The Texas Republicans said—just like the administration of President Donald Trump—it was a low level staffer that made the mistake.

So what is on the minds of the Texas GOP headed into the next presidential election?

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Fox & Friends often draws criticism for their hosts' comments. Openly displayed devotion to President Donald Trump, his administration staff, and family members means whatever Trump loves, Ainsley Earhardt, Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade—the weekday couch denizens—promote.

And whatever Trump dislikes, the Fox hosts mock or otherwise attempt to discredit.

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Judge Jeanine Pirro's racist rhetoric caught up to her in a recent Washington Journal appearance on C-SPAN when a man from Texas—who at first appeared to be a supporter of President Donald Trump—ended up taking her, Trump, and the Republican party to task for their anti-immigrant rhetoric and their utter hostility toward Latinx people in general.

The man—who did not give his name—skewered Pirro for her "anti-people with brown skin" rhetoric. Pirro only grimaced as he told her that stances like hers motivated the racist who murdered 22 people in El Paso last month to stop the "Hispanic invasion of Texas."

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U.S. Representative Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) campaigns in Dallas, Texas, on September 14, 2018. - O'Rourke is the Democratic challenger for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) (LAURA BUCKMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

It was only last month that 22 people were murdered by a racist gunman targeting Hispanics in El Paso, Texas, once again bringing gun violence to the forefront of American political issues.

El Paso is the hometown of former congressman and current Democratic Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, who suspended campaigning after the shooting to console his constituents and help the town recover before getting back on the campaign trail.

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On Tuesday's season premiere of The View Meghan McCain made an on air declaration that 2020 presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke took exception to. In a heated discussion of the latest mass shooting, McCain extolled the popularity of the AR-15 rifle and stated violence would occur if anyone tried to eliminate or limit access to the weapon.

As part of his campaign platform, Texas born Beto O'Rourke proposed an AR-15 style weapon buyback program. But the former Texas Representative said to The Daily Beast about McCain's statements on national television:

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As mass shootings continue to plague the United States, most recently in Odessa, Texas, Americans are calling for action to be taken to stem the epidemic. Among the calls to action are universal background checks, which would close federal loopholes and require background checks for private sales. While many states have laws requiring background checks for private transactions, they aren't required under federal law.

Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) wants to keep it that way. His state, which has had at least two mass shootings in 30 days, loosened gun laws the day after the Odessa shooting.

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President Donald Trump visited University Medical Center where victims were recovering after an anti-immigrant shooting in El Paso, Texas this past weekend which killed 22 people.

While none of the still-hospitalized victims agreed to meet with Trump, whose immigration rhetoric often mirrors the ideology of the shooter, he took pictures with medical workers. Press wasn't allowed inside the hospital, but Trump's team filmed and edited videos of the visit which were later edited and shared to Twitter by the president.

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